Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012 19:15
Rakhine refugees from three villages of Maungdaw Township are returning to their newly-built houses.
Most of the houses in Waytharli, Shwe Yin Aye and Karaymyaing villages were burnt down during violent clashes between two groups in the western state in June. The border affairs ministry rebuilt the houses.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and some non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including Care Myanmar, will rebuild houses in other villages in Maungdaw jointly with the ministry.
“[Government’s] Development Committee has almost completed reconstruction works, which includes 222 houses,” said Aung Thet Shay, executive officer of Maungdaw Township Development Committee.
The UNHCR will complete construction of 111 houses in Maungdaw by December, it has been learnt.
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