Plans are underway to close IDPs camps in Rakhine State

Writer: 
Thar Shwe Oo
Discussion about closing IDPs camps in Rakhine State being held (Photo-aungthurein)
KITSAPA-Implementation Committee on recommendations of Advisory Commission on Rakhine State already planned to close five IDPs camps including Nidin village IDP camp in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State, as a first priority.
 
 The committee met with internal displaced persons living in the Khaung Dukar No.1 and 2 camps and their in-charges in Sittwe Township.
In Nidin IDPs camp, there are 85 households comprising 581 family members. The members of IDPs Management Committee discussed about relocation plans with internal displaced persons and in-charges of the camps.
 
“We already discussed about closing of Khaung Dukar No.1 and 2 camps. Nidin IDPs camp in Kyauktaw Township is nearly to close. The sites for construction of houses had been chosen. Although we can’t say that when the IDPs camps will be closed but we are striving to close IDPs in Rakhine State,” said Dr Aung Thu Rain, Director of Implementation Committee on recommendations of Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.
 
Khin Maung Tin, Deputy Minister of State Counsellor’s Office, and Soe Aung, Deputy Minister of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement accompanied with Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Col. Phone Tint arrived in Nidin IDPs camp in Kyauktaw Township on April 5th and they met with members of Camp Management Committee, in-charges and IDPs and discussed about IDPs camp closing. 
 
The authorities explained about relocation plans, appointments of teachers at the schools, studying of advanced courses for those who had passed the matriculation exam, opening of station hospital in Gaungtoke village in Kyauktaw Township, opening of more vocational training courses and applying of National Verification Cards.