December 16, 2016

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Works to raise creek embankments underway in Pyay

President U Thein Sein meets flood victims at relief camp in Pyay Township.—IPRD
President U Thein Sein meets flood victims at relief camp in Pyay Township.—IPRD

President U Thein Sein on Monday presented relief supplies to flood victims sheltering in camps at a pagoda and a primary school in Shweku Ward in Pyay, Bago Region.
More than 600 flood victims are being accommodated at the Dhammayon of Shwepalinhmaw Pagoda and more than 290 at basic education primary school No 1.
Local authorities have opened 18 relief camps for the flood victims in Pyay Township.
The president inspected flood-prevention works to raise the height of the Nawin embankment in Koethaung ward.
Officials of the Irrigation Department reported on maintenance of the embankment and the placement of sandbags to raise its height and prevent flooding
The president said embankments must be raised to stop Nawin Creek and Lawthawt Creek overflowing.
The president paid homage at Shwehsandaw Pagoda in Pyay before returning to Nay Pyi Taw.

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