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September 23, 2019

Myeik residents beset by landslides receive aid

An official hand over aid to the flood victim in Myeik yesterday.  Photo: Khine Htoo (Myeik IPRD)

Taninthayi Region ministers, Hluttaw representatives, the commander of the Coastal Region Command and officials went to provide humanitarian aid and words of encouragement to people afflicted by landslides, caused by continuous downpours in the past few days, in Myeik District yesterday.
Residents of Payar Kaing ward in southern Myeik are temporarily seeking shelter in Aung Myay Thuka monastery after the heavy rains and landslides destroyed their homes on 10 August.
The Department of Disaster Management provided fifteen rescue equipment and K100,000 to construct houses to each of the eight families whose homes were destroyed, and K302,400 as rice ration for all affected persons.
Myanmar Red Cross Society provided eleven construction equipment, a set of family accessories, hygiene kits and female sanitary kits to each of the families. The Coastal Region Command provided lunch boxes, packets of instant noodles and tea, and drinking water.
The Department of Disaster Management also provided six sets of 15 rescue equipment, K900,000 for constructing houses and K260,400 as rice ration to the six households of Pyin Nge village whose houses were destroyed by landslides. Myanmar Red Cross Society also provided six sets of construction equipment, a set of family accessories, hygiene kits and female sanitary kits. — Khine Htoo (Myeik IPRD) (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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