September 23, 2017

Landslides victims in Mawchi get new village

Daw Nang Kham Naung and Daw Nang Mo Hom plant a tree at “Brighter Future Myanmar” village to mark the opening of the village in Mawchi, Kayah State. Photo: Thiha Tun
Daw Nang Kham Naung and Daw Nang Mo Hom plant a tree at “Brighter Future Myanmar” village to mark the opening of the village in Mawchi, Kayah State. Photo: Thiha Tun

A new village for people displaced by landslides in Mawchi, Kayah State, in 2015, was opened yesterday to house more than 360 people.
The village, which was named “Brighter Future Myanmar” by the local people after the KBZ Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, which funded the construction of the village, includes 60 houses, one school and one library.
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 and one 100 KVA transformer for electrification.
The village was opened by Daw Nang Kham Naung and Daw Nang Mo Hom, the two vice chairpersons of BFM.
Around 60 houses were destroyed and more than 360 people were displaced by the landslide, which occurred in a mountainous area between Mawchi Taung Paw Village and Lokharlo Village on 10 and 11 October last year.
The official death toll following the landslide was 17.
The foundation, since its establishment in 2007, provides relief aids to victims of disasters and has been carrying out a nationwide water supply project, spending more than K100 billion so far.
As part of its water supply project, BFM has successfully drilled 76 tube wells, dug and maintained 98 lakes and established 262 water distribution taps in water-scarce areas in southern and eastern Shan State, Kayah State, Mandalay Region and Nay Pyi Taw, while supplying water with 43 tankers to more than 60 monasteries, 49 schools, 11 hospitals and 12 fire services centres.—GNLM

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