While the country is getting close to an anniversary of last year’s worst nationwide flooding, KBZ’s Brighter Myanmar Future foundation-BFM has speeded up its efforts for establishing disaster preparedness and response fund in regions and states.
Following the establishment of such a fund in nine regions and states in June and July, the philanthropic foundation provides the K100 million-fund to Shan State government yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister of Shan State Dr Lin Htut expressed thanks to the foundation’s contribution to the state’s disaster preparedness efforts.
The move is aimed at carrying out disaster preparedness and quickly responding to disasters, said U Khin Aung, of the BFM at the ceremony to hand over the cash to the government through the chief minister.
BFM and other philanthropic groups carried out evacuation and relief in areas which were badly hit by floods and landslides last year, but faced delays in sending relief aid to some areas due to poor infrastructure,
“Learning from these situations, the foundation decided to establish this fund,” said U Khin Aung.
Thura Liwn (Eco)