Children hold Tsunami Drill

Schoolchildren take part in the first tsunami preparedness drill at Basic Education High School 1 in Kungyangon yesterday. Photo: Zaw Min Latt
Schoolchildren take part in the first tsunami preparedness drill at Basic Education High School 1 in Kungyangon yesterday. Photo: Zaw Min Latt

School children participated in the first tsunami simulation exercise at Basic Education High School No. 1 in Kungyangon yesterday. A second tsunami exercise will be carried out at Basic Education High School in Letkokkon at 2p.m.
These drills are being organised as part of a government of Japan-supported regional project to strengthen the tsunami preparedness of schools in 18 Asia-Pacific countries, which is being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In Myanmar, the project is supported by the Relief and Resettlement Department, operating under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement; the Ministry of Education; and NGO Seeds Asia, which is supporting UNDP in the implementation.—GNLMDSC 0104 72

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