KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation has established a K100-million fund in 11 regions and states so far to allow authorities to better respond to disasters.
The Mandalay Region Government received K100 million, donated by the foundation yesterday, as its 11th fund for disaster preparedness.
“This donation is aimed at assisting respective regional governments to quickly respond to disasters which are currently affecting the country.” said U Bo Bo Wai Maung of the foundation at the ceremony.
Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung accepted the donation and spoke words of thanks.
BFM and other philanthropic groups carried out evacuation and relief operations in areas which were badly hit by floods and landslides last year. They did, however, face delays in sending relief aid to some areas due to poor infrastructure.
The foundation’s chairperson Daw Nang Lang Kham established the fund citing the need to combat such difficulties.
From June 2016 BFM has established the fund in Kachin, Kayah, Chin, Rakhine and Shan states, and Magway, Sagaing, Bago, Ayeyawady and Mandalay regions.