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June 05, 2020

Union Minister visits flood victims in Ayeyawady Region

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and officials provide cash assistance to residents in Ayeyawady Region.  Photo: MNA

As the Ayeyawady River rose above its danger level, flooding several villages in Ayeyawady Region earlier this month, 630 villagers were evacuated to temporary relief camps opened at U Po Shwe Hall in Kyaikkalunpun Pagoda compound, Danuphyu.
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Mahn Johnny, accompanied by region government ministers, hluttaw representatives and departmental officials, visited the relief camp and encouraged the villagers.
“Natural disasters occur regularly in Myanmar, so in order to face and overcome these disasters, preparations were made together with the people. Preparations were made based on last year’s experience and, despite the water rising above the danger level, there was less damage and loss. Such preparation works will be continued together with relevant ministries, states and regions governments and while staying temporarily in the relief camp, outbreak of contagious diseases could occur and care should be taken to prevent such outbreaks. Currently, there are outbreaks of seasonal flus and those with symptoms of it should take care not to spread it further by wearing masks, washing hands and good personal hygiene”, said the Union Minister.


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