October 19, 2017

Disaster victims in Haka get new housing

A family arrives at their new home in Haka.
A family arrives at their new home in Haka.

LOCAL authorities in Haka began on 22 December to relocate people who lost their homes in landslides around Chin State last rainy season to affordable houses.
An initial 33 households from two villages moved into new homes allotted to them by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry.
More households will receive new housing when it becomes available in near future.
Families were selected for relocation through a lottery system.
More than 400 houses are now under construction by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and the construction is targeted to be completed within the next few months.
Landslides and flash floods caused severe damage in western Chin State earlier this year, leaving more than 1,000 homes damaged or destroyed, affecting 7,670 people and killing five.
The nationwide death toll from the landslides and floods between June and late August reached 120. Most of the deaths occurred in Rakhine State, where 56 people were killed, followed by 23 in Sagaing and 12 in Mandalay Region, according to data from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

 

 

Hakha IPRD

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