Donors urged to contribute to Myanmar's peace fund

Writer: 
Hsan Htoo Aung

 

The National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) issued a statement on Tuesday inviting contributions to its peace funds for the peace process in Myanmar.

The statement said the government is making efforts for national reconciliation and peace in the country. It is holding the Union Peace Conference - also known as the 21st Century Panglong - in order to seek solutions to political problems. In doing so, the government is using the state funds in accordance with the relevant financial rules and regulations.

To ensure smoothness in implementing the peace process, it is important to acquire enough funds, share them with the respective sectors of the process and to use them systematically. As well as domestic funds, international donors are also making contributions. The Joint Coordination Body for Peace Process Funding, the JCB was established on December 20 last year with State Counsellor and NRPC chair Aung San Suu Kyi as chairperson, says the statement.

As Myanmar's peace efforts concern everybody in the Union, they are all urged to contribute as much as they can to the fund in order to achieve peace. The statement calls on local well-wishers as well as international donors to make contributions to the peace process.

NRPC-Peace Fund has opened a bank account (SF-004048) at Nay Pyi Taw branch of the Myanmar Economic Bank inviting well-wishing organisations and individuals to contribute to the peace fund. 

Translated by Soe Tint