KAYAH State, which experienced deadly landslides in November last year, was provided with a disaster preparedness and response fund by a philanthropic organisation Wednesday.
The establishment of the K100 million-fund in Kayah State came after the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar foundation’s establishment of such a fund in Rakhine and Chin states as well as in Sagaing and
Magwe regions recently.
“The establishment of the fund is aimed at assisting a quick response to disasters by authorities,” said Daw Ei Ei Khaing, KBZ’s bank branch in Loikaw, at the ceremony in Loikaw to hand over the cash to the Kayah State Government.
Kayah State Chief Minister U El Phaung Shi accepted the donation and expressed thanks.
Following landslides which occurred in a mountainous area in Mawchi last year that destroyed around 60 houses, displaced 360 people and killed around 17, the foundation carried out rescue and relief efforts.
The village is also equipped with two water tanks with a total storage capacity of 8,000 gallons and a pipe system to supply water to each home as well as one 100 KVA transformer for electrification.