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India Donates Relief Materials to Myanmar

I n d i a c o n t r i b u t e d t o providing of humanitarian aid for the displaced persons in Rakhine State, Myanmar by sending relief materials worth of 4 million Indian Rupees.

A cargo aircraft from Indian Air Force carrying relief packs for 3,000 families landed the Yangon International Airport on November 24.

Indian ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri transferred the materials to Dr Ko Ko Naing, Director General of the Department of Relief and Resettlement under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement at the airport. The relief packs contained basic consumer products such as rice, edible oil, salt, noodle, bean, soap and biscuits.

The materials were aimed to distribute among the needy ethnic nationalities and other displaced persons in Rakhine State, said the Indian ambassador. And Indian officials are cooperating with those from Myanmar side to continue providing aid to contribute to sustainable socioeconomic development in Rakhine, he said.

I n d i a a l s o o f f e r e d humanitarian donations to Myanmar in 2015, 2016 and 2017 when natural disasters severely hit the South-east Asian country.