National Natural Disaster Management Committee gives advice, conducts regional rescue operations

Photo Members of Myanmar Rescue Team carry residents in a boat to travel along a flooded road in Bago, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Myo Kyaw Soe)

​31 July 18The National Natural Disaster Management Committee has advised residents of Hpa-an Township and people living in lowlands near the river in Madauk to move to areas safe from floods, and for people living in lowlands and near the river in Thabaung Township to exercise caution.

The Kayin State government and donors have donated 25 sacks of rice, 500 chicken eggs, 80 viss of cooking oil (approx. 130.63 kg), 30 packets of instant noodles, 150 bundles of clothing, water purifying tablets, and emergency medical supplies to flood-stricken people in DawLann Village Paingkyone, Hpaan District.

Rice, instant noodles, canned sardines, cooking oil, water purifying tablets and medical supplies were donated to Dama Wihara Monastic School in Natkyun Village for 1,364 people from 267 households from the flood-stricken Natkyun and Kankaye villages in Hpa-an Township.

The Mon State Disaster Management Committee has transferred Ks20,766,900 to the Chairman of the Bilin Township Disaster Management Committee for 12,303 local residents from 2,900 flood-stricken households in Bilin Township.

Likewise, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the Bago Region Disaster Management Committee has provided the 27,294 local residents from 13 wards, four village-tracts and 33 rescue centres taking shelter in Bodha Athan Sasana Beikman building in Bago Region, with Ks136,046,400 in financial aid, canned sardines, packets of instant noodles, Ks12,037,180 worth of cooking oil, 100 sacks of rice worth Ks2.3 million, financial support of Ks600,000 for the surviving family members of two people who died in the floods, humanitarian support, and Ks1,248,000 worth of financial aid for 1,000 households.

Myanmar News Agency

Source: Myanmar News Agency
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