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13 Oct 2017 description

More vaccinations against encephalitis would be given to children in Rakhine State starting in January in order to prevent children from the debilitating and deadly disease, said U Nyi Pu, Chief Minister of Rakhine State Government. Speaking at the ceremony to announce the mass vaccination programme held at the meeting hall of the Office of Rakhine State Government yesterday he said that “Encephalitis is an infectious disease which is caused by a viral infection, mostly spread by mosquitoes, and such cases were found mostly in Rakhine State.

24 Sep 2017 description

Recent torrential rain in Chin State caused landslides in Chin State, damaging roads and several houses, according to local authorities.

People were also evacuated from areas which are threatened landslides in Haka and Hpalam while a total of 13 houses were removed from the areas.

The landslides happened on the Kale-Thaingngin Road and on Haka-Gangaw Road also blocked the roads temporarily.

Traffic on the roads returned to normal after local authorities and volunteers cleared the road.

Chin State IPRD

25 Aug 2017 description

Water transport along the Chindwin River in Sagaing Region will resume today after suspending operations for nine days due to flooding. “Water vessels, including cargo vessels and passenger vessels, will resume service going from Hkamti, Homalin and Nant Taw townships in the upper part of the Chindwin River to Monywa starting from 24 August. Upstream transportation from Monywa to other upper regions will resume 25 August,” said an officials from Monywa town private vessels plying committee.

18 Aug 2017 description

Aid was delivered on Tuesday by a philanthropic organisation to flood victims who were forced to leave their homes because of rising floodwaters in Khamti as the Chindwin River overflowed its banks.

07 Aug 2017 description

Posted by Global New Light of Myanmar Date: August 07, 2017

The answers to the questions raised in the press conference held in Yangon on the morning of 6 August by Maungtaw Investigation Commission is described below.

Q. Please explain what are in the commission’s report concerning the plan how to undertake the development of Rakhine including northern Rakhine which is poverty-stricken and low in living standard.

A. By Dr Hla Maung, Rtd. Ambassador, member of commission

23 Jul 2017 description

Aid from the Amyotha Hluttaw and Mon State Hluttaw has reached flood victims in Kyaikto, Mon State, who are being sheltered at six emergency camps.

Heavy rain that began in Kyaikto Township, Mon State, on Thursday has injured several people, displaced thousands and caused extensive damage.

Heavy rains near Theinzayet Village in Kyaikto Township eroded a cliff side and caused it to collapse onto the house of U Myint Htun Naing, 39.

He suffered an injury to his right foot and is receiving treatment in Theinzayet Hospital.

22 Jul 2017 description

Heavy rain that began in Kyaikto Township, Mon State on Thursday has caused several injuries, displacement of thousands and extensive damage.

Heavy rains near Thein Zayet Village in Kyaikto Township eroded a cliff side and caused it to collapse onto the house of U Myint Htun Naing, 39. He suffered an injury to his right foot and is receiving treatment in Thein Zayet Hospital. Similarly, another cliff side collapsed near Seikkanthar Ward in the same village and destroyed the house of U Aye Ko, 58. In addition to numerous injuries, livestock were also lost.

19 Jul 2017 description

Landslides happened in Thandaungyi, Hpa-an District yesterday due to torrential, destroying several houses and block a road, but no casualty was reported in the incident. The landslide on the Thandaunggyi-Toungoo Road caused hindrance to the traffic flow on the road. The traffic returned to normal following local firemen cleared the blockage. —Hpa-an IPRD

14 Jul 2017 description

A ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement meeting hall where Bangladesh donated US$530,000 to construct storm shelters in Rakhine State. Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye accepted the donation and presented a document of honour to the Bangladesh ambassador to Myanmar.

In his speech of appreciation, the Union Minister said Myanmar is a country where storm shelters and life-saving high grounds are a necessity.

03 Jul 2017 description

YE TOWNSHIP will plant 18,000 mangrove trees on an island in Abaw Village, in Mon State to reinforce the coast against erosion and flooding, according to a township forest officer.

U Sow Win, head of the Ye Township Department of Forestry said that different varieties of mangrove plants will be cultivated on 13 acres of vacant plots on Sonema Island this month.

Sonema Island, with an estimated 700 acres of farmland, frequently are flooded during the rainy season. Saltwater has damaged about half of that acreage.

20 Jun 2017 description

National Natural Disaster Management Committee concluded its survey trip to the Cyclone Mora-affected areas in Rakhine State yesterday after reviewing aid supply, reconstruction of buildings and disaster awareness.

Representatives of five work committees under the National Natural Disaster Management Committee together with representatives of Rakhine state government yesterday visited camps for the internally displaced persons in Sittway.

19 Jun 2017 description

Overflowing water from the Uru River submerged low-lying areas in Phakant yesterday morning, but the flood started to recede by the afternoon.

Five inches of rain fell on Saturday, causing the river to overflow its banks. The flood submerged three low-lying wards and Lonkhin village, said U Kyaw Zwa Aung, an official from the Phakant Township Administration Office.

“We did not have much worries over flooding this year because we dredged the river this year in attempts to prevent floods”, said U Kyaw Zwa Aung.

03 Jun 2017 description

The Rakhine State Government took steps to provide aid to the people affected by Cyclone Mora in several areas in Rakhine State yesterday, a day after the cyclone wreaked havoc in the northern part of the state.

Concurrently, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win visited military command areas in Rakhine State affected by cyclone.

06 May 2017 description

Kayah State Chief Minister U L Phaung Sho assisted yesterday in repairing houses which destroyed by a gale-force winds in Loikaw Township on Thursday.

The strong wind blew off roofs of three houses at Mikekan Village in Lawpita Village-tract in Loikaw Township.

The chief minister encouraged the owners of the houses and delivered cash assistance to them.

Kayah State IPRD

18 Apr 2017 description

Posted by Global New Light of Myanmar Date: April 10, 2017

NEW cyclone shelters will be built in Hlaingbwe and Hpa-an townships in Kayin State, southern Myanmar, to provide protection to residents from natural disasters, according to Kayin State government.

People residing in Hlaingbwe Township and Hpa-an, the capital town of the state, are vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones.

The two towns yearly experience flooding in June, July and August due to heavy rain.

18 Apr 2017 description

Posted by Global New Light of Myanmar Date: April 18, 2017

Cyclone Maarutha weakened yesterday morning, but heavy isolated rainfall is expected over some regions and states today, according the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

09 Apr 2017 description

Heavy equipment is at work in reclaiming 24 acres of land at Warpeik village in Rakhine State where fire brokeout on 13 November evening last year in addition to violent attacks it faced a month earlier.

27 Mar 2017 description

Local residents in Rakhine State presented explanations about their sufferings on social difficulties and having to deal with natural disasters almost every year and the requirements of preparedness when they met with Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday at the township administration offices of Kyaukphyu township.

05 Jan 2017 description

The Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC) will check that pagodas in ancient Bagan, Nyang U District, Mandalay Region can withstand future temblors.

“Earthquakes shook Myanmar ancient pagodas last year, causing extensive damage. We take measures that the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will renovate the damaged pagodas. And we will check the earthquake resistance of Bagan pagodas. We are currently assessing how to conduct these activities,” said U Myo Thant, the secretary of MEC.

21 Dec 2016 description

Posted by Myanmar News Agency

Yangon Region Government is forming an earthquake monitoring committee in order to reduce damages and to carry out rehabilitation activities, according to Yangon Region Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department.

The committee has to be formed as Yangon Region has more and more buildings and its population has been rapidly increasing, proponents said.