June 29, 2017

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Myanmar marks International Day for Disaster Reduction

Vice President U Nyan Tun views equipment for prevention of natural disasters.
Vice President U Nyan Tun views equipment for prevention of natural disasters.

Rehabilitation efforts for floods and landslides in July and August highlight the need to maintain the momentum to develop sustainable disaster-resistant economic growth, Vice President U Nyan Tun said at the ceremony to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with a forum about the rehabilitation of flood-hit areas, which aimed to develop a viable, effective, inclusive and sustainable framework for rehabilitation that can respond effectively to future disasters.
The vice president said that Myanmar has successfully overcome the stark challenges posed by recent floods and landslides as a result of cooperation between philanthropists, the government and the victims themselves. He said this has reduced the possible economic impact of the disasters.
The vice president said that assessment for post disaster needs was conducted and revealed that the losses caused by the disasters were greater than initially thought.
Recognising the impact of the disasters and emergency needs of the people, the government worked together with its development partners, the vice president added.
The vice president summed up his address by urging stakeholders to develop a rehabilitation framework plan.
The resident representative of the UNDP read out a message from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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