Indonesia's Humanitarian Aid Has Arrived in Rakhine: Ambassador

Marcheilla Ariesta    •    26 September 2017 12:15 WIB
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Indonesia's Humanitarian Aid Has Arrived in Rakhine: Ambassador
The humanitarian aid consists of foods, clothes, blankets, tents, sanitary utensils, water tanks and medicines. (Photo:Antara/Willy Kurniawan)

Metrotvnews.com, Rakhine: The Ambassador of Indonesia to Myanmar Ito Sumardi on Tuesday confirmed Indonesia's humanitarian aid has arrived in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

The humanitarian aid was transported by air to Yangon last week. It was transferred by land to Sittwe afterward.

Indonesian officials will monitor the distribution of the humanitarian aid. They will hold training courses for local officials, volunteers and refugees.

"The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) staff will hold a tentmaking training this morning," the ambassador told Metrotvnews.com.

It is the first international humanitarian aid in the troubled region. It consists of foods, clothes, blankets, tents, sanitary utensils, water tanks and medicines.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visited Naypyidaw earlier this month. She met with Myanmar de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the time.

The Indonesian top diplomat conveyed the so-called 4+1 proposal to fully restore peace and stability.  She urged the Myanmar government to open access for humanitaran aid.



(WAH)