Kachin State Chief Minister meets IDPs

Kachin State Chief Minister U Khet Htein Nan and his wife, ac­companied by other state gov­ernment officials, met internally displaced people (IDPs) flee­ing the ongoing conflict at the Waingmaw township general administration department on 18 April.


The chief minister reas­sured the IDPs that they un­derstood the challenges facing them and would provide sup­port, including food and accom­modation.


Then, they donated K11.9 million worth of rice bags, in­stant noodles and snacks to about 100 families sheltering at the Lhaovo Literature and Culture Committee office and KBC camp.


The state chief minister and party have also coordinated efforts to provide shelter for the IDPs, ensuring protection from the weather conditions. Addi­tionally, they are overseeing the digging of wells to secure a safe drinking water source and the construction of additional latrines to improve sanitation conditions.


They also inspected the construction of bamboo hous­es for the IDPs, whose houses burnt down due to the ongo­ing conflict, at the Lisu Baptist Church and coordinated efforts to dig wells and provide electric­ity. — Kachin State IPRD/NT