August 19, 2016

VP U Henry Van Thio provides relief assistance

Vice President U Henry Van Thio presents cash assistance to local authority.
Vice President U Henry Van Thio presents cash assistance to local authority.

VICE President U Henry Van Thio, chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, accompanied by Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, deputy ministers Maj-Gen Than Htut and U Kyaw Myo and officials met with people from Ann and Thandwe townships who have suffered due to recent flooding. The groups met to confer consolation and aid.
The Vice President spoke words of encouragement to the flood victims from Ann Township at Shwe Ann Taung Hall in Ann and to victims from Thandwe Township at the Town Hall in Thandwe Township.
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye explained the preventive measures being carried out against flooding in the region, plans to provide necessary relief assistance to flood victims hit by natural disasters, the carrying out of long-term plans for disaster preventiuon and the providing of supplies and aid to flood victims. Chief Minister U Nyi Pu reported on regional development.
The Ann Township Administrator and district Administrator of Thandwe District explained the causes of flooding, relief measures being carried out and the need for regional development.
The Vice President, the Union Minister, Chief Minister and Deputy Ministers provided relief supplies to officials concerned for the flood victims.
The Vice President said “Rakhine State is the state worst hit by natural disasters but we have always overcome problems through co-operation between the people and officials. We always organise the National Natural Disaster Management Committee whenever there takes place a natural disaster. The government and the State Counsellor emphasise the carrying out of development in Rakhine State, which has good opportunities for businesses and can contribute a lot towards the development of Rakhine State.”
The floods affected 4,659 people in Ann and 850 others in Thandwe.


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