December 15, 2016

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Authorities speed up reconstruction in flood-hit areas

Most of the people affected by the flood in July and August have moved to their new houses in Kalay and other areas. Photo: Chindwin Thar
Most of the people affected by the flood in July and August have moved to their new houses in Kalay and other areas. Photo: Chindwin Thar

NEARLY 50 houses have been rebuilt for families who lost their homes in the flood in July and August in Kalaywa, Sagaing Region.
The new houses were built in a new section of the town.
The floods, caused by torrential rains, destroyed 91 houses and damaged more than 100 in the town. The floods were reported as being the most destructive in Myanmar in over 100 years.
More than 50 percent of the damaged houses have been repaired, and the remaining 24 houses are under repair, according to local authorities.
With the assistance of the government and donations from the public, the reconstruction effort began as soon as the waters receded.
District and township disaster management committees are speeding up the construction works to complete the work as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, people affected by the flood in Kyaukkar Village, Kalay Township, in the same region have moved to new houses in another part of the village.
Out of 358 houses which are targeted to be constructed in the area, more than 220 have been completed, and 78 are under repair.
The project is expected to be completed this month.
Four states and regions—Chin, Magwe, Sagaing and Rakhine regions—were declared natural disaster zones by the government.
The flooding inundated more than 1 million acres of farmland nationwide, damaging more than 426,000 acres and destroying more than 56,000 acres nationwide, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.

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