Philanthropic associations and donors have funded the rehabilitation of those affected by floods last year in Yangon Region.
As he accepted the donation yesterday at the offices of the Yangon Region Government, U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of the region, expressed his thanks to Kanbawza’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation-BFM and IGE, pledging transparency for disbursement of the funds.
At the ceremony, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Yangon Region Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Tin Aung Tun accepted the donation of more than Ks366million, including Ks100million from KBZ’s BFM and another Ks100million from the IGE company.
Last year’s flood destroyed infrastructures impacting the livelihoods of the farmers in the flood-hit areas in Yangon Region, and billions of kyat would be needed for the rehabilitation, said the Chief Minister.
Clarifying the donation, U Moe San Aung of the BFM said the foundation also set up funds in regions and states nationwide assisting the regional governments concerned in quick response to the disasters. BFM established a K100 million fund in 14 regions and states. Meanwhile, it imported 200,000 warm articles of clothing and is delivering the clothing to people in areas that are expected to experience the most serious cold weather due to La Nina in the coming winter.
Thura Lwin (Eco)