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UN committed to Burma’s development projects

New Delhi (Mizzima) – A senior official of the United Nations, Dr. Ajay Chhibber during a five-day visit to Burma reiterated the World Body’s commitment to support ongoing and future development programmes aimed at the upliftment of the poor and the needy.

Dr. Chhibber, who is visiting the country in his capacity as Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of UN Development Programme (UNDP), reaffirmed the UN’s commitment in his meetings with various ministers of the Burmese junta, a statement by the UN office in Rangoon said.

“UNDP will support the development in Burma’s agricultural sector by cooperating with the FAO for the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” the statement said.

During his visit, from December 3 to 7, Dr. Chhibber held talks with ministers of the Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry, National Planning and Economic Development Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The UN envoy, during his visit, also toured the ‘Dry Zone' in central Burma, where UNDP is implementing its Microfinance Project and Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP).

About 245 villages and over 160,000 people have received assistance from UNDP under the ICDP till October 2009, the statement added.


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