UNDP continues to support Myanmar in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the provision of 100 loudspeaker sets to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement to assist in strengthening its COVID-19 public awareness campaigns.
The loudspeaker sets were handed over to H.E. Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, by Daw Lat Lat Aye on behalf of UNDP on 15 June 2020, in Nay Pyi Taw.
While acknowledging the value of UNDP’s contributions and putting the government’s COVID-19 in context, H.E Dr Win Myat Aye said that “ The ministry is working hard to ensure that important and critical information on COVID-19 prevention reaches everyone in the country, including those in remote communities,IDP camps and temporary settings for displaced persons. This support will contribute significantly in expanding the outreach of our public awareness campaigns and also for Disaster Risk Reduction among the vulnerable populations including IDPs across States and Regions through offices of Department of Disaster Management.”
Ms. Dawn Del Rio, Officer-in Charge/Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP, said “UNDP greatly appreciates its longstanding partnership with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. We would like to thank the Ministry under the leadership of Union Minister, H.E Dr. Win Myat Aye, for effectively responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar. We are pleased that the loudspeakers will contribute to strengthening the Ministry’s COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaigns, ensuring that key messages reach even the most vulnerable population, including internally displaced persons across Myanmar.”
UNDP remains committed to work closely with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and communities to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.