Development Work in Rakhine for Rohingya Resettlement

India, Myanmar sign six deals related to Rohingya issues

Gautam Lahiri

28th February, 2020 02:24:53 printer

India, Myanmar sign six deals related to Rohingya issues

India and Myanmar have signed six agreements for the massive development of the trouble torn Rakhine state for sustainable resettlement of the displaced Rohingyas.

Myanmar President U Win Myint met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday and discussed a wide range of bilateral issues including repatriation of Rohingyas from India and Bangladesh.

After the delegation level talks, both sides signed 10 MOUs including six related to the development and to put an end to further influx of Rohingyas from the Rakhine states.

The first MoU was signed on Cooperation for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Rescue, Recovery, Repatriation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for repatriation of displaced persons to their homeland.

Asked about the Rohingya issues, spokesperson of Ministry of External affairs of India said that many of the agreements signed are related to Rohingya issues.

The second agreement relates to Indian Grant Assistance for implementation of quick impact projects (QIP). In the general budget of India of this year, a whopping 300 CR Rupee was allotted for Myanmar.

The agreement will pave the way for the easy implementation of developmental projects.

The QIPs mostly cover upgradation of physical infrastructure such as roads, local community centres, social infrastructure such as in the education, health, sanitation or community development sectors. The short gestation projects are aimed to directly benefit locals, with immediate and visible results.

The third agreement on construction incinerator in Maruk hospital and construction of seed storage houses and water supply system in Gwa township under the Rakhine state development programme.

The fourth one is about the distribution of electricity by solar power in five townships of Rakhine state. And the fifth agreement is on construction of Kyawlyaung-Ohlphu road in Rakhine province.

The last one is for construction of preschools in Rakhine state. India believes that these projects will create confidence among the Rohingyas for resettlements.