August 19, 2016

Telenor Myanmar provided MMK 86.4 million (MMK 864 Lakh) for flood response in Rakhine

Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) yesterday provided MMK 86.4 million (MMK 864 Lakh) worth of life-saving food items, drinking water, and family, shelter and sanitation kits to around 10,000 affected people in Rakhine through its local partner Network Activities Group (NAG). Telenor began its support to communities affected by severe flooding across Rakhine State since early this month, who have been displaced by flooding triggered by continuous torrential rains.
“Many people are still taking shelter in temporary places and we are providing support in order to meet their immediate needs. NAG will closely coordinate with authorities, humanitarian organizations and local community based organizations to make sure all affected people receive the assistance,” said Khin Pyait Wonn Thaw Tar from Telenor Myanmar’s Corporate Responsibility team.
Additionally, Telenor will also provide family and shelter kits to up to 2000 affected households. The family kit contains essential items such as blankets, mosquito nets, clothes, kitchen utensils and the shelter kit contains tarpaulin sheets, nylon ropes, steel ropes, knifes and hatchets.
As an initial response to floods in Rakhine Telenor Myanmar on 8th July provided MMK 500 free credit to its subscribers in flood-affected Minbya, Kyauktaw and Mrauk-U townships in order to help facilitate communication with their family, relatives and friends. Telenor Myanmar’s response to flood in Rakhine is initiated as a part of its Corporate Responsibility programme.—GNLM


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