Cash, food provided to flood victims in Bago

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Dr. Win Myat Aye meeting local people at a flood relief centre in Bago yesterday. Photo: mna

National Disaster Management Committee Vice Chairman and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein went to flood relief centres in Bago yesterday morning and provided necessary support and assistance.
The Union Minister first went to flood victims temporarily sheltered in relief centres in Mon Dhammayone (congregation hall), Bago Region indoor stadium, and Kyakhatwaing monastery, and said that, due to climate change, natural disasters are occurring more frequently all over the world.
“Myanmar is experiencing flooding in several states and regions, prompting visits by officials to lend support. In Bago Region, water levels are above the danger level in Bago, Madauk and Shwegyin towns, causing inundation and evacuations.
“Flood relief centres had to be opened for the affected people. While staying in the relief centres, food, health care and social assistance are being provided by the Union government, in partnership with the regional government. People are also urged to discuss and suggest their requirements”, said the Union Minister.
The Union Minister provided rice, cooking oil, canned fish, and dried noodles to the people and soya milk to the children in the flood relief centres. Cash support was also provided to expecting mothers and children.
Next, the Union Minister and party went to Madauk and encouraged people residing temporarily in the Tagondaing monastery flood relief centre. Later, the Union Minister accepted rice, cooking oil, canned fish, dried noodles, drinking water and nutrient snacks donated by the Pyuntaza Shwezamyay social welfare group and the public at Shwemyatlay welfare building and then transferred the goods to the flood victims.
From there, the Union Minister and party went to the Shwekyin flood relief camp to encourage the flood victims, to whom he presented rice, cooking oil, canned fish and dried noodles. For those requiring additional social assistance, cash support was provided.
Yesterday’s assistance and support is valued at more than Ks45 million, it was learnt. According to yesterday’s news release from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, in the coming two days more rain is expected, and water levels will continue to rise above the danger level.
Under the leadership of the National Disaster Management Committee, the ministry is cooperating and working together with regional governments, civil society organisations and the public on natural disaster preparation work and for a swift response, it is learnt.

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