FOLLOWING two huge fires in Shan State and Ayeyawady Region on Thursday, the Union Government held an emergency meeting yesterday for the relief and recovery of the victims of the disasters.
The fire occurred in two areas, leaving about 300 families homeless in Namhsan in northern Shan State and about 195 families homeless in Labutta, Ayeyawady Region.
At the meeting, the president spoke on a quick response to the two disaster including sending relief aids, setting up temporary tents, distributing clothes, family kits, supplying text books to students and reopening of schools, assisting the students in taking examination, health care services and sending relief aids to there by the Tatmadaw and Ministry of Transport.
The President will go Namhsan to supervise the relief and recovery tasks while Vice President U Nyan Tun will supervise the same tasks in Labutta.
The fire in Labutta started at around 7 pm in the home of Nay Win Tun on Ayeyathiri Road. The blaze ultimately destroyed 179 homes and more than 20 fishery shops, leaving 761 people homeless.
The fire was brought under control at around 2 pm and there was no injured nor causalities in the Labutta fire.
A temporary shelter for the victims has been set up at a monastery in Labutta with local authorities providing assistance to them.
The government has opened hot-lines for donating relief aid to the fire victims.