DPM MoTC Union Minister comforts cyclone victims, provides cash assistance, supplies in Rakhine’s Sittway, Ponnagyun townships

State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San inspected the loading processes of two water tank trucks, rice, cooking oil and rations, shelters, construction materials, medicines and medical supplies into Tatmadaw vessels at Shwemingan Port of Sittway Township to transport to Maungtaw and Buthidaung townships of Rakhine State yesterday.
The Deputy Prime Minister and party then went to No 10 BEHS in Thetkaepyin Village to comfort the locals and provide rice, noodles and drinking water. After that, they headed to Daungdukka village and comforted the residents after providing foodstuffs and drinking water.
The Deputy Prime Minister and party left Sittway Township for Ponnagyun by Tatmadaw aircraft and inspected the damaged BEHS (Ponnagyun), Uyazmingala suspension bridge, township hospital and township administration office and gave necessary instructions and fulfilled the needs to do repair work as quickly as possible.
They then went to the Myoma Monastery which was destroyed in the storm and explained the efforts of the government to provide the necessary assistance, the need for public participation in rebuilding processes and providing of rations, medicines, shelters and construction materials.
Then, they gave K30 million in cash assistance, rice, cooking oil, noodle and drinking water to cyclone victims.

At noon, the Deputy Prime Minister and party attended the ceremony to hand over cash assistance and other supplies to the victims of the cyclone in the wards of Sittway Township held at the Sasana Beikman of Lawka Nanda pagoda.
The event was also joined by town elders and artistes led by Myanmar Motion Picture Organization Chairman U Kyi Soe Tun.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Prime Minister talked about the cash assistance and relief items to the locals by comforting them in townships of Rakhine State, measures to keep providing rations, medicines, medical supplies, construction materials and commodities, plans to conduct cleaning processes, transportation and electrification in storm-hit areas, to repair the schools, hospitals and monasteries as quickly as possible and to conduct rehabilitation processes in strong momentum in accordance with the directives of the Prime Minister.
Then, the officials gave 6,370 bags of rice, 7,645 visses of oil, 6,144 visses of salt, family kit boxes contacting 17 types of materials, noodles and K20 million provided by the government to the locals.
Then, the group of artistes led by the MMPO Chairman presented the steel plates, dried fish and fish paste donated by Sayadaw Ashin Cekinda to cyclone victims on behalf of the Sayadaw. — Tin Tun (IPRD)/KTZH

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