People’s Republic of China contributed 4 million yuan, out of 200 million yuan pledged for resettlement of the displaced persons in Kachin State, yesterday evening.
Union Minister Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, the Directors-General and Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Chen Hai and other diplomats joined the ceremony.
During the event, the Union Minister expressed thanks and explained the formation of Working Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons led by the Deputy Minister. The initial contribution, out of 200 million yuan, will be spent to construct or repair the houses in villages of Myitkyina and Waingmaw townships, in cooperating with the Kachin State government.
The Union Minister added that 1 million yuan will be spent for feasibility study of experts from Power China Kunming Engineering Corporation. He expressed his appreciation for the initial cash assistance before the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong.
The Chinese Ambassador said that his country supports development of Myanmar as neighbouring country.
The 200 million yuan financial assistance was signed during the official visit of Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping to Myanmar in early 2020 for resettlement of IDPs in nothern part of Myanmar, according to the Ambassador.
The current assistance is aimed for the progresses of national reconciliation and peace processes, promoting the living standard of people in northern part of Myanmar, and China will actively provide assistance to the works of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, he added, and presented 4 million yuan to Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye who returned a certificate of honour.
(Translated by Khine Thazin Han)
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