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February 27, 2018

BFM aid reaches out to flash flood-hit families in Mandalay Region


Wreckage of houses seen after the flood recedes in Tatkon Tsp.
Wreckage of houses seen after the flood recedes in Tatkon Tsp.

FLASH flooding in Tatkon Township, Mandalay Region destroyed 22 houses yesterday in Thanpayagon Village-tract in the township, injuring several people, it has been learned.
Following the disaster, emergency aid from KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation was sent to the village. Rice bags and edible oil were distributed and K500,000 was donated to each affected family.
The foundation also contributed K100 million to the fund for the restoration of quake-damaged pagodas in the Bagan Archaeological Zone yesterday.
It established a K100 million fund for disaster preparedness and quick response in 14 regions and states. The philanthropic foundation has spent more than K107 billion so far on nationwide recovery and disaster preparedness works.
BFM also helped people in drought-hit areas every summer season to overcome water scarcity, with successful drilling of more than 80 tube-wells and supply of more than 172,800 gallons of drinking water.
It has also sent 160,000 warm clothes worth of more than US$2 million to internally displaced peoples at camps to resist the coming extreme cold season due to La Nina weather pattern.


Thura Lwin (Eco)


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