Myanmar

Bago flood victims receive relief aid

Nay Pyi Taw, 9 Aug

The Bago region government has provided flood victims with food and paddy seeds. Heavy rains nearly every day have resulted in inundation in some areas of the region, damaging paddy fields and transportation networks.

Vice President U Nyan Tun on Friday made an inspection tour to Bago together with union ministers and deputy ministers for rescue, relief and rehabilitation programmes.

U Nyan Tun said that preventative measures could reduce the losses compared with the inundation of previous years.

The vice president and senior government officials also gave cash and relief assistance and visited camps for the flood victims that are temporarily placed at some religious buildings in the town.

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement also distributed clothes worth 42 million kyats and K 1.8 million in relief cash for 5,390 families of flood victims.

Region Chief Minister U Nyan Win also explained repair plans for the damaged transportation networks, sluices and reservoirs.