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October 15, 2019

Five relief camps opened for flood victims in Bilin

Mon State Chief Minister Dr Aye Zan and officials inspect relief camps in Bilin Township. 
Photo: Soe Myint Aung

Five relief camps were opened for flood victims in Bilin Town, which has been battered with continuous torrential rains, on Wednesday. People living on lower area were also shifted to the relief camps, according to the Bilin Township Administration Office.
The relief camps were opened in monasteries and schools. As of 9 am yesterday, the water level in the Bilin River had reached 963 centimeters, just short of the danger level of 1,022 centimetres.Therefore, the Bilin Township Administration office undertook rescue measures and conducted awareness of the flood around the township.
A total of six schools in the township have been closed since 9 July.
In spite of the heavy rain, the Yangon-Mawlamyine road (Bilin section) is still operational.
Last year, road transportation had been cut due to the rising level of water in the river.
To ensure food supply for flood victims, the authorities have begun distributing six items of food to them as weekly ration, beginning 9 July.
Mon State Chief Minister Dr Aye Zan and officials inspected the relief operation activities yesterday and spoke words of encouragement to the flood victims. —Soe Myint Aung
(Translated by Hay Mar)

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