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May 28, 2020

Vice President U Nyan Tun advocates education for disaster readiness

Vice President U Nyan Tun addresses meeting on disaster management strategies.—MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun addresses meeting on disaster management strategies.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw 18 May — Knowledge of the latest technology will be crucial in responding to a natural catastrophe, Vice President U Nyan Tun said Monday at a meeting to discuss disaster management strategies.
In his opening remarks at the headquarters of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, U Nyan Tun said Myanmar is implementing disaster reduction and response projects including the creation of laws covering disaster management across the country.
He called for public education programmes in order to improve the country’s disaster readiness.
Myanmar is now cooperating with the international community in disaster reduction programmes, including the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, adopted at the Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan, in 2005.
International bodies also announced the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction 2015-2030 in March this year to promote disaster management and recovery programmes.
The vice president said responsible persons must have knowledge of modern technologies for disaster management to be able to adopt appropriate methods for the country.  Union Minister Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, the vice chairwoman of National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee, explained her ministry’s activities including educative programmes and preparedness measures.  Deputy Minister U Phone Swe, the secretary of the committee and training programmes of staff under the ministry, and the chairmen of sub-committees also gave
presentations.—MNA

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