The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, encouraged residents of Chaungwa Village in Dedalu village-tract, Pyapon Township, who lost their homes in a fire, and provided them with necessary support, yesterday.
Local residents of Chaungwa Village lost their 178 houses to a fast-spreading fire on 3 January. The Union Minister and entourage inspected the destroyed houses and provided rice, clothing, blankets, mosquito netting, school books and stationery, construction materials, galvanized iron sheets for roofing, and solar powered lamps to the fire-stricken residents.
The Union Minister told the residents that the support is provided by the Union government and requested them to cooperate with each other so that everyone affected receives the aid they need. He also expressed his gratitude to those philanthropic organizations, foundations and private donors who provided assistance.
The support provided by the Union government includes K8,280,000 in rice rations,
K 510,000 in monetary support for 17 elderly residents, K360,000 in monetary support to 12 pregnant women, K 510,000 as funding for one maternity circle, K19,350,000 to purchase construction materials, 7,200 galvanized iron sheets, 360 plain roofing sheets, 375 male longyis, 375 female longyis, 708 mosquito nets, 708 cotton blankets, 154 school uniforms, 154 dozen exercise books, 250 solar powered lamps, and 178 cases, with each containing 16 pieces of family rescue equipment.
Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Thein Swe spoke of his gratitude for the support provided. Also, the Union Minister offered robes and offertories to the monks of Sasana Takhon Monastery in Chuangwa Village. The fire victims are currently residing in the monastery.
A direct-to-the-public mobile service team, headed by the Pyapon Township General Administration Department (GAD), is providing services to renew national registration cards, household registrations and fisherman identity cards to the residents. They have also opened a health protection clinic and a Tatmadaw mobile specialist clinic.
In related news, the Union Minister and entourage visited Thamein Htaw Village, also in Pyapon Township, and met with its local residents in Kone Tan Monastery. The Union Minister provided social pensions to elderly residents, funds for people living with disabilities, and funds for five maternity circles. He also demonstrated proper ways to dispose of litter, which can be systematically taught to children in the maternity circles, and then provided nutritional food and toys.
The total amount of monetary support to the residents of Pyapon Township in Ayeyawady Region is K79,930,443. The amount of funds for social protection processes in Pyapon Township is K 44,788,100. Yesterday’s monetary support was K124,718,543.
Accompanying the Union Minister were Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, Ayeyawady Regional Minister for Social Affairs Dr. Hla Myat Tway, Hluttaw representatives and ministry officials.
—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)