Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka Burma’s border security force distributed money and some equipment to the Natala (Model) villagers on February 2. Model villagers were brought over to Arakan State from Burma proper recently, said a close aide of Nasaka in Maungdaw Town.

They were provided one house for every two families made of bamboo, wood and roofed with tin sheets. All the houses were built in confiscated lands from Rohingya farmers who were also forced into labor to build the houses.

About 125 families were brought to Nurullahpara village of Ba Gone Nah  village tract, Maungdaw Township from Burma proper on January 31.

The Nasaka distributed kyat 50,000 and one acre to each family to Natala villagers. They were also given one ploughing machine per two families.

Besides, on February 4, the Tactical Operation Commander (TOC) of Buthidaung, the commander of Nasaka headquarters, the Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) U Myint Maung, District police officer and Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) members went to 3-mile of Maungdaw and measured some land to set up another Natala village for more people to be brought from Burma proper in the future, said a local trader in Maungdaw town.