MoIP Union Minister attends meeting of Central Committee on Implementation of Permanent Residence System

The Central Committee on Implementation of Permanent Residence System – PR System in Myanmar held a coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yester­day.


During the meeting, Union Minister for Immigration and Population U Myint Kyaing in his capacity as the committee chairman talked about the forma­tion of the Permanent Residence System Management Committee led by the State Administration Council Vice-Chairman Depu­ty Prime Minister, the Central Committee on Implementation of Permanent Residence System led by MoIP Union minister and Working Committee on Imple­mentation of Permanent Resi­dence System led by the MoIP permanent secretary.


He added that there are four types of PR systems in Myanmar and the operations were conduct­ed starting 29 January 2015 and there were 745 applicants till 26 January 2023. A total of 669 applicants including their fami­lies were approved by the Union Government Office while seven were rejected according to the PR rules; one cancelled the ap­plication; 48 applicants and their families remain to be interviewed by the central committee due to the closure of airlines due to the outbreak of COVID-19.


The central committee should review 20 applicants in­cluding families who were in­spected by the working commit­tee on 19 January and interview them.


The central committee mem­bers should verify systematically in accord with the procedures not to affect the national interests of the country although the PR sys­tem supports the development of the nation, foreign income and sustainable development.


Then, the in charge officer reported on the setup of com­mittees, personal data of 20 PR applicants, recommendations of the working committee and ongoing work plans to be carried out after the review of the central committee on behalf of the Cen­tral Committee Secretary.


The Union minister gave proper instructions and conclud­ed the meeting.


In implementing the PR system, there are four types of permits: professionals, busi­nesspersons who want to invest in Myanmar, ex-Myanmar citi­zens who have obtained other citizenships and will contribute to Myanmar, and foreigners who are related by blood to Myanmar citizens. — MNA/KTZH