Donations will be allotted to Rakhine State as well as to other storm-hit areas: Senior General

A ceremony to donate cash to the fund for rescue, relief and rehabilitation for the extremely severe cyclonic storm Mocha-hit areas took place at Zeyathiri Beikman on Konmyinttha of Yangon Command Headquarters yesterday morning, attended by Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
In his address, the Senior General said that due to proper preparations before the storm, only five persons were dead in the impacts of the storm according to the latest information. The Senior General thanked well-wishers for their donations. He disclosed that officials from the AHA Centre arrived in Myanmar to give necessary aid to the country whereas other countries also made offers to Myanmar for providing aid.
The Senior General revealed that donations will be allotted not only to Rakhine State but also to other storm-hit areas. In line with the motto which goes: “Strength of the nation lies within,” if all the people are united at a time when the country has requirements, he expressed his belief that the country will go forward to the goal along the smooth path.
On behalf of Tatmadaw members and families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air), Adjutant-General Lt-Gen Soe Min Oo presented K1 billion to be spent on rescue, relief and rehabilitation tasks in the storm-affected areas to the Senior General.
The Senior General also accepted cash donations from well-wishers. Today, K13.181 billion in total is to be spent on rescue, relief and rehabilitation tasks in the storm-hit areas. — MNA/TTA

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