December 24, 2016

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Govt discusses relief measures for flood-hit Rakhine

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses meeting on relief programmes for flood-hit parts  of Rakhine State.
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses meeting on relief programmes for flood-hit parts
of Rakhine State.

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, union ministers and local government officials on Monday discussed relief programmes for parts of Rakhine State affected by severe flooding last month.
The vice president addressed the respective committees for relief and rehabilitation works for the flood victims in Ann, Buthidaung, Maungtaw, Thandwe and Taungup townships in the north of the western Myanmar state.
The state’s Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn, as well as state and union ministers, also explained actions taken by the committees and their plans going forward.
According to official records, the floods affected five districts, killing six people and damaging hundreds of buildings.
The Union Government last week announced an assistance package worth K3.216 billion to resettle evacuees and repair damaged infrastructure.
The Ministry of Border Affairs has already provided K20.6 million worth of humanitarian aid.

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