Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye encouraged and helped local people living in Kawa and Thanatpin Township, Bago Region, who had their houses damaged and roofs blown off due to strong winds on 21 October.
The Union Minister met and discussed with Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein, the Deputy Speaker of the regional Hluttaw and members of the Regional Cabinet at the Bago Regional Government Office.
Ambassador of China to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Hong Liang and party donated US$ 100,000 and Natmauk Network and Natmauk Township Association (Nay Pyi Taw) donated ks720,500 for the flood victims yesterday morning at the Ministry of Social welfare, Relief and Resettlement. Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye received the donations and then presented certificate of honors to the donors. The donations will be used effectively for the flood victims it is learnt.
National Natural Disaster Management Committee announced yesterday that it will construct seven school-cum shelters in Sagaing Region as the region experiences floods every year.
The announcement came at the ceremony to hand over the documents for construction of the buildings at the cost of K1.186 billion to the Sagaing Region Government yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.
A total of 28,800 anti-bacterial water purifying bags were donated to flood victims in Thaton Township, Mon State, by the 1994-1995 batch of graduate students from the Yangon University of Economics, at the Township Flood Rescue Administration office yesterday.
The donated bags of water purification tablets were accepted by Chairman of the Township Flood Rescue Administration office U Thein Win, after which he expressed his words of thanks to the donors.
This year’s monsoon season has brought flash flood hazards, including heavy flooding and landslides, to many parts of the country. Not only in Myanmar but also its neighbouring countries have been enduring these devastative natural disasters, such as flood damage, wind hazards, storms and earthquakes due to severe climate change.
The death toll from the floods has risen to 12 and over 132,000 people are sheltering at nearly 300 temporary camps in regions and states in lower Myanmar, according to the National Natural Disaster Management Committee.
Bago Region saw the most number of deaths at four, followed by Mon State with three, Magway Region with two, and Taninthayi Region, Kayin State and Nay Pyi Taw Council Area with one each.
Nearly 30 houses were destroyed in the recent flood in Ayeyawady Region.
Over 94,000 people have taken refuge in 186 camps in Bago Region.
The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) announced yesterday that it would assist in the replantation of paddy in time in flooded and inundated farms.
Farmers who had their farms flooded or inundated should contact the MRF head office telephones 01-218266 to 68 and 01-2301128 and 29.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.