December 20, 2016

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Preparedness Counts — Power of youths to be used for disaster preparedness

Rakhine State Minister for Social Affairs Dr Chan Tha.
Rakhine State Minister for Social Affairs Dr Chan Tha.
Director of Rakhine State Relief and Resettlement Department U Kyaw Win.
Director of Rakhine State Relief and Resettlement Department U Kyaw Win.

Rakhine State Government is planning to conduct disaster preparedness training for youths in the state as part of the new government’s ‘100-day plan.’
“We will give disaster preparedness training to young people in Rakhine State soon in accordance with our policy on reducing impact of disasters making the best use of strength of youths,” said U Kyaw Win, Director of Rakhine State Relief and Resettlement Department at the 17 July meeting in which current development activities and the long-term development process were discussed.
Drills were organised to construct an evacuation plan for people to follow when disaster strikes.
Rakhine State is prone to disasters, rendering the relief and resettlement department ready to provide relief measures and assistance in times of disasters, said Rakhine State Minister for Social Affairs Dr Chan Tha.
The minister added that arrangements are being made to resettle 210 households affected by the flood in Shweli Village, Thandwe Township.
“When a natural disaster breaks out in Rakhine State, our relief department seeks cooperation from the state government so that we can provide food to the victims as soon as possible.We also cooperate with the rescue teams from the fire services department to save the victims,” said U Kyaw Win, Director of Rakhine State Relief and Resettlement Department.“Besides, our department arranges temporary shelters to accommodate evacuees. As for rehabilitation, we resettle certain victims in native places as the situations permit, but in cases of those who cannot be resettled to their homes, we seek the help of the State Government to evacuate them to safer places,”  “In some cases, we cooperate with international organizations to mitigate the losses and damages caused by the natural disasters. In doing so, we usually sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with these organizations.”
“There are 18 international organisations in Rakhine State that have signed MoUs with state government to carry out relief and resettlement measures,” said U Kyaw Win.—Myanmar News Agency

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