Social protection measures are compulsory for a government in actually serving the people: Vice-Senior General
NAY PYI TAW December 21
Everybody needs to understand the social protection sector would have to face achievement as well as difficulties and challenges, said Chairman of the National Committee on Social Protection Vice Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win at the meeting 1/2022 of the national committee at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw this afternoon.
In his speech, the Vice-Senior General said that although it can be seemed that social protection measures might be costly, these must be undertaken without fail in order to reduce the socio-economic risks, to contribute to development of human capital and to support basic income. In so doing, everybody needs to understand the social protection sector would have to face achievement as well as difficulties and challenges.
As it is necessary to create the legal backup for sustainability of financial assistance programme for the social protection, theVice-Senior General stressed the need to soonest enact the Myanmar Social Protection Aid Law (Bill).
Currently, the Vice-Senior General unveiled that the Social Management Information System-SMIS is being drawn for effectively implementing the social protection measures, and such a system will be effective in the early coming year. Such an act can be defined as the important progress of social protection. At a time when the system has been built, all need to cooperate with each other in respective sectors for sustainable usage of the system. Moreover, the Vice-Senior General took pride in securing the Digital Government Award 2022 with the Case Management Information System-CMIS in the Digital Summit 2022 organized by the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization-ASOCIO on 28 October 2022.
Social protection measures are one of the primary functions in the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan–MSDP which is strategic for the State.
Moreover, the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan is being implemented for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
To be able to successfully implement the social protection measures, the national level coordination needs for important fields such as nutrition, education promotion, reduction of mortality rate of under five and creation of job opportunities under the adopted policies, strategic plans and guidance. If so, the country will have the development of human capital.
Social protection measures are compulsory for a government in actually serving the people.
Vice Chair of the National Committee Union Minister Dr Thet Thet Khaing reported on progress of undertaking social protection measures and the Secretary of the committee on accomplishment of the decisions of previous meeting and future plans.
Union ministers and officials presented reports on undertakings in social protection and future tasks in respective sectors and approved the draft minute of the meeting.
Later, the Vice-Senior General coordinated the discussions and gave a concluding remark.