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January 22, 2020

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014 marked in Mandalay

Mandalay, 13 Oct — A ceremony to mark the International Day for  Disaster Reduction 2014 was observed at the hall of Mandalay Education College in Chanayethazan Township of Mandalay on Monday, with an address by Chief Minister of Mandalay Region U Ye Myint.
U Aung Lin of UNDP read the message sent by the secretary-general of the United Nations.
The chief minister and officials presented prizes to the winners in the essay, poem and painting contests.
They viewed the documentary photos on rescue  and relief tasks at earthquakes, floods and storms that occurred in Mandalay Region.
Local youths are under training for taking preparedness measures against natural disasters and disaster risk reduction. A total of 212 youths from seven districts of Mandalay Region are attending the training courses. —Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)

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