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October 21, 2019

Mon State faces flash floods

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, centre-right, accepts a cash donation for families residing at temporary relief camps due to flash floods occurring in their homes in Mottama of Mon State.. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, centre-right, accepts a cash donation for families residing at temporary relief camps due to flash floods occurring in their homes in Mottama of Mon State.. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye yesterday visited Mawlamyine and Mottama of Mon State that is facing flash floods due to continuous downpour since 16 June.
Accompanied by Chief Minister of Mon State Dr Aye Zan and officials he visited the places damaged by floods in the two towns.
First, the union minister and the chief minister and delegation arrived at a station hospital and a school in Mottama and made arrangements to repair the damaged parts of the buildings.
Later, the union minister and delegation looked into the requirements of Tatmadaw members, police officials, fire brigade members and departmental personnel, who were in charge of clearing the debris.
The union minister and delegation then provided cash aid to family members of homes damaged by the floods and wind in the town.
In Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon State, they coordinated with technicians to restore the Kyaikthalan Pagoda, which faced landslide and flood damage.
They then visited the flood victims at the temporary relief camp set up at a school and provided food supplies.—Myanmar News Agency

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