August 19, 2016

Ayeyawady Region provided with K 100-million fund for disaster preparedness by BFM

Ayeyawady Region receiving K 100-million fund for disaster preparedness.
Ayeyawady Region receiving K 100-million fund for disaster preparedness.

AYEYAWADY Region, which is currently affected by flooding, was provided with K 100 million yesterday to allow for a quick response to disasters. The donation was made by KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation- the BFM.
Ayeyawady Region is reportedly the tenth region in the country to receive such a donation from the foundation.
“The donation is aimed at quickly responding to disasters and the country is facing disasters currently.” said U Bo Bo Wai Maung, a representative of the BFM, at a ceremony held at the Ayeyawady Region Government office.
Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Mahn Jonny accepted the donation and expressed thanks. “Learning from delays in sending relief aid to some areas due to poor infrastructure when the country was hit badly by disasters last year, BFM’s Chairperson Daw Nang Lang Kham decided to establish the fund nationwide with the aim of assisting local authorities in carrying out relief and rehabilitation efforts in a timely manner.” said U Bo Bo Wai Maung.
More than 310,000 people within the Ayeyawady Region districts of Pathein, Hinthada and Maubin have been affected by recent flooding as of Monday, according to regional government. The flooding has submerged a total of 703 villages, forcing 38,000 people to take refuge in over 180 local shelters, while those villagers unaccounted for are reportedly fending for themselves.


Thura Lwin (Eco)


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