August 19, 2016

US$65m in government funds spent on flood relief

The government has spent K84.444 billion (US$65.8m) from a special fund to provide relief and rehabilitation to flood-hit victims since the start of June, according to information received from Myanmar News Agency on 1 September.
Some of the funds have gone towards lessening the impact of future natural disasters through preparedness projects.
Meanwhile, the President’s Office released an announcement on 31 August that reiterated its commitment to repair damage and restore livelihoods to flood-hit communities in Chin and Rakhine states and Sagaing and Magway regions. It urged the natural disaster management committee to intensify its efforts to minimise the destructive impact of the floods, to evacuate residents left homeless or needy and continue rehabilitation and resettlement projects for residents in Bago and Ayeyawady regions, as well as Kachin, Kayin and Mon States.


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