August 19, 2016

Relief supplies provided to flood victims in Rakhine State

Vice President U Henry Van Thio observing Yadanarbon Pagoda in Mrauk-U.
Vice President U Henry Van Thio observing Yadanarbon Pagoda in Mrauk-U.

VICE President U Henry Van Thio, who chairs the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, visited Rakhine State yesterday to provide relief supplies to flood victims in three townships.
The vice president spoke words of comfort and encouragement to victims in Minbya, Mrauk-U and Kyauktaw townships before providing foodstuff and relief.
At the Yadanabon Pagoda in Mrauk-U, the vice president called for the reconstruction of its sixth auxiliary pagoda, which suffered damage during the recent floods, urging officials to arrange for long-term maintenance of the pagoda.
In his meeting with the flood victims, U Henry Van Thio pledged timely relief measures in response to disasters.
He also spoke of the government’s efforts to fulfill the needs for the development of the region’s education,
health and economic sectors in partnership with the local government.
The victims in the flood-hit townships received K38 million (US$32,000) worth of relief supplies, including rice, oil,
kitchen utensils and construction materials.
The floods affected over 13,000 people in Minbya, over 3,600 in Mrauk-U and over 2,800 in Kyauktaw, with officials saying that almost all the victims have returned to their respective homes.


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