July 05, 2017

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More than 90 houses handed over to people in flood-hit areas in Rakhine State

Houses are ready to be handed over to people in flood-hit areas in Mrauk U.  Photo: Mrauk U District Information and Public Relations Department
Houses are ready to be handed over to people in flood-hit areas in Mrauk U.
Photo: Mrauk U District Information and Public Relations Department

More than 90 houses have been handed over to those who lost their houses in Mrauk U, Rakhine State, during the flood in July last year.
Authorities and donors handed over 64 houses to residents in Htamariz Ward and 32 houses to Ywamani Ward on 7 January.
CB Bank funded the construction of houses at the cost of more than K 121 million.
Rakhine State is one of the worst-hit states, bearing the brunt of the country’s worst flood in 100 years.
More than 50 people died in the disaster..
The flooding has inundated more than 1.2 million acres of rice fields, damaging more than 600,000 acres and destroying more than 367,000 acres nation-wide, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.
Some people who lost their houses in landslides in several areas of Chin State have moved to their new houses provided by donors and arranged by local authorities.
Fifty percent of the
affordable housing projects comprising about 400 houses in Haka, Chin State, have
completed, and the  people
have moved to 200 houses. — Mrauk U District Information and Public Relations Department

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