June 29, 2017

Breaking News

President inspects flood prevention measures in Aphyauk

President U Thein Sein cordially meets local residents near Hinthada embankment in Zalun.—IPRD
President U Thein Sein cordially meets local residents near Hinthada embankment in Zalun.—IPRD

Nay Pyi Taw — President U Thein Sein inspected flood prevention measures in the town of Aphyauk in Taikkyi Township, Yangon Region, on Sunday.
The president said that he understands the concerns of local residents, whose livelihoods and safety is threatened each year by the possibility of floods. He pledged to improve Ayeyawady River’s waterway system as a means of assuaging these worries and said that experts would be consulted in regards to preventing river bank erosion.
Plans are underway to extend the existing height of the stone embankment by another five feet, which will provide better protection for the town’s residents and the tens of thousands of acres of farmland.
President U Thein Sein also toured the Uto plantation in Taikkyi township before proceeding to Inwa monastery, where he paid homage to the presiding Sayadaw and members of the Sangha. He offered a donation of Buddha statues and solar lamps to flood victims, which will be distributed by the Sayadaw.
He also visited the Loka Mahn Aung Buddha Image and a chamber containing stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scripture. The 98-year-old chamber holds 720 stones.
President U Thein Sein also visited the Man Aung Myin Buddha Image in Zalun, where he spoke to visitors and gave out Buddha images as gifts.—MNA

Comments

Related posts

Translate »