NEW cyclone shelters will be built in Hlaingbwe and Hpa-an townships in Kayin State, southern Myanmar, to provide protection to residents from natural disasters, according to Kayin State government.
People residing in Hlaingbwe Township and Hpa-an, the capital town of the state, are vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones.
The two towns yearly experience flooding in June, July and August due to heavy rain.
The new 60x60x28-feet cyclone facility in Hlaingbwe Township is designed to accommodate more than 400 people, while another shelter in Hpa-an Township can house approximately 400 people.
The National Natural
Disaster Management Committee (NNDMC) allowed Ks118 million for the project to be implemented in Kamawkachu Village in Hlaingbwe Township and a further Ks116.8 million for another project on Kyain Ale Street in Ward-1 in Hpa-an Township.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the project in Hlaingbwe Township was recently held in the designated area. State authorities also inspected the project area in the town of Hpa-an to start construction.
Upon completion of the new schemes, emergency disaster management training and activities are planned for both cyclone facilities.
Nay Myo Lwin (IPRD)