THE president will declare a state of emergency in accordance with the law when needed, said Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
“We will act in accordance with the law as needed because the situation is changing with time. We will declare a state of emergency if and when it is needed,” said the Union Minster on Thursday.
Regarding the declaration, section 11 of the 2013 natural disaster management law states that the president can declare an emergency area for a period of time if lives and property of the people as well as the natural environment are dramatically affected and if rehabilitation will be needed, the Union Minster added.
The Natural Disaster Management Committee is led by the second Vice President and will provide K20 billion for flood victims, it has been learned.
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