Foods, utensils provided by Chin State Government and
Nay Pyi Taw April 29
The information has been released that a convoy carrying foods and utensils provided by Chin State Government and WFP for local people from Paletwa region of Chin State left Matupi on 25 April and arrived in Samee. The road to Paletwa was damaged by heavy rain in bad weather while security forces which took security measures of the food convoy were attacked by AA terrorists between Samee and Paletwa. Hence, the convoy stopped over in Samee.
Despite facing damage of the road and disturbance of AA terrorists, security forces with relentless efforts transported the foods and utensils and arrived in Paletwa on 28 April. Likewise, the Tatmadaw sent eggs and onion for local people from Paletwa by helicopter on 28 April. This morning, officials of the local battalion handed over 2,000 bags of rice and utensils, eggs and onion provided by Chin State Government and WFP to Paletwa Township Administrator U Aung Law Hah and departmental officials.
Prices of goods were remarkably high in Paletwa region because AA terrorists blocked communication routes. Due to lack of commodity flow, local people, depart-mental personnel and internally displaced persons faced difficulties of food supplies. Security forces making relentless efforts could transport 830 bags of rice, 200 viss of edible oil, 750 viss of onion, 300 viss of potato and 18 boxes of assorted medicines donated by Chin State government and NGOs for local people, departmental personnel and internally displaced persons to Paletwa on 19 April and more than 4,000 bags of rice and other assorted items of foods for local Tatmadaw members, families and security forces on 24 April although AA terrorists blocked and disturbed the communication route in various ways.
Security forces are continuously taking security measures of Paletwa region for ensuring peace and stability of the region and smooth transportation and transporting bags of rice donated by WFP.