Warm clothes donated by KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation have reached internally displaced persons and disaster victims in Kachin State in advance of the predicted extreme cold weather this winter.
Responsible personnel of the foundation handed over 30,000 warm clothes for the IDPs and the people to the Kachin State Government on 17 November through Kachin State Chief Minister Dr Khet Aung.
The philanthropic foundation imported 300,000 warm clothes and has delivered to the areas which are expected to be hit by extreme cold weather due to La Nina. So far, more than 250 articles of warm clothing have been delivered to the IDPs from Kehsi and Mongkai townships in northern Shan State; more than 3,000 pieces of warm clothes and 10,080 packs of dried instant noodles to IDPs in Myaing Gyi Ngu and Maethawaw in Kayin State; more than 36,500 pieces of warm clothing to ethnic people including monks and nuns in the Mandalay Region; more than 3,500 pieces of imported warm clothing to Naga ethnic people in Lahe, Naga Self-administered Zone in Sagaing Region; more than 7,650 articles of warm clothing to IDPs in Namtu in northern Shan State and more than 470 pieces to the local people in uneasily accessible areas in Kalay Township. So far, the BFM has spent more than K109 billion on evacuation, relief and resettlement of people nationwide who are affected by disasters.
The money is also spent on disaster preparedness, education, health, religion and sports in communites across the country.
Thura Lwin (Eco)