Nay Pyi Taw, May 4
The work coordination meeting (2/2018) of the Central Committee for Implementation of Peace, Stability and Development in Rakhine State was held at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who chaired the central committee addressed the meeting.
In her address at the meeting, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said the central committee had been formed since the new government took over with the aim of conducting the works systematically.
Due to the developing situation, the work of the central committee was expanded, but the continuous implementation of the work processes for peace, stability and development of Rakhine State was progressing. The reception and resettlement of returnees will be conducted based on the Myanmar-Bangladesh bilateral agreements. At the same time, works related to security, health, education and livelihood must be implemented. The central committee is required to reassess, along with the relevant ministries, the works that are the outcome of the situation, the set priorities and conduct them accordingly. Long term stability, peace and development of Rakhine State is needed to avoid further conflict, and more efforts are required in the work processes of the central committee. Emphasis must be on quality assurance inspection of the redevelopment and reconstruction works, said the State Counsellor in her opening address.
Next, the Central Committee Secretary and Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut explained the status of implementing the decisions of the past meeting and the future works.
This was followed by Central Committee Vice Chairman and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu explaining the current situation in Rakhine State and the work conducted to accept returnees.
Chairman of the work committee for cooperation with international organizations Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe explained the international relations status with regards to the events in Rakhine State. Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung explained the cases transferred to the central committee by the Ministry of State Counsellor’s Office and the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government.
Later, Immigration and National Verification Work Committee Chairman U Thein Swe explained the immigration and national verification work matters, while Resettlement in the Region and Socio-economic Development Work Committee Chairman Dr. Win Myat Aye explained the committee’s and UEHRD’s works.
The attendees at the meeting then discussed and suggested works to be conducted for the implementation of peace, stability and development in Rakhine State and other general matters.
The meeting ended after State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a concluding speech.
Also present at the meeting were Central Committee Deputy Chairmen Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, and Central Committee members, including Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win, Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe, Union Minister for Industry U Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai That Lwin, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut, Deputy Minister for the State Counsellor’s Office U Khin Maung Tin, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Tha Oo, and Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.