Myanmar: Landmines to be cleared in Arakan State


Col Min Than, Arakan, State Minister for Security and Border Affairs announced the Tatmadaw will carry out mine clearance after the Tatmadaw and the AA signed an agreement on the deployment of troops in Arakan State.

The State Minister added “The deployment of troops will materialize, after both sides withdraw their troops. This is the part of the NCA. The Tatmadaw can carry out mine clearance at any time after the agreement has been signed. But it is difficult to clear mines planted in the forests by the other side.”

U Oo Than Naing MP submitted a proposal urging the Arakan State government to provide more effective help for the safe return of IDPs to their regions. That proposal was discussed by six MPs in Arakan State parliament on January 12. The proposal was unanimously approved at the session of Arakan State Parliament.

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Source: BNI News