October 20, 2017

President U Thein Sein meets flood victims in Sagaing Region

President U Thein Sein comforts a baby patient at child ward of People’s Hospital in Kanbalu.
President U Thein Sein comforts a baby patient at child ward of People’s Hospital in Kanbalu.

President U Thein Sein met residents, Hluttaw Representatives and township committee members Tuesday at the Kanbalu Township general administration department.
The township management committee chairman spoke about flooding and needs for the township at the meeting, before the Sagaing Region Chief Minister explained measures being taken for relief and resettlement of flood victims.
The president at the meeting said the world is experiencing natural disasters resulting from climate change and although such disasters cannot be prevented, their impact can be reduced with planning. The government will give priority to addressing the needs of victims, he added.
Afterwards, the president promised short and long-term plans to rehabilitate Kanbalu in cooperation with the Sagaing Region Government.
The president said damage and losses from floods in Kanbalu can be mitigated with the cooperation of local people.
At the meeting, the president, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, union ministers, the chief minister, deputy ministers and well-wishers presented cash and relief assistance to victims.
After the meeting, the president and party visited Maha Shwesigyi Pagoda and donated cash before proceeding to the People’s Hospital in Kanbalu.
They later traveled to Wuntho by helicopter and continued to Kawlin by car, arriving at Dakhinayamaale Monastery to pay homage to monks and present relief assistance for flood victims at the monastery.
The president explained arrangements for supplying seeds to damaged farms and stationery for 16 school hit by floods. The union government, the region government and the Tatmadaw would fulfill the needs of local people, the president added.
Later, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, union ministers, the chief minister and deputy ministers explained measures for relief and resettlement.Afterwards, the president and party presented cash and relief assistance for victims.Then, the president and party inspected the damage and losses in Wuntho by car.
The president and party left Monywa for Nay Pyi Taw by special flights in the evening.

President U Thein Sein gives words of encouragement to flood victims in Kawlin Township.
President U Thein Sein gives words of encouragement to flood victims in Kawlin Township.

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