Dr. Win Myat Aye receives donations, discusses aid for flood-stricken Bago Region

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye accepts the donations from organizations, foundations, and thirty-one families. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye accepts the donations from organizations, foundations, and thirty-one families. Photo: MNA

An event was held yesterday at the Yangon Region’s Office for Social Welfare for receiving of financial aid, food supplies and other items for flood victims throughout Myanmar.
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye accepted the donations and gave back honorary certificates to the donors and thanked them on behalf of the flood victims.
Donations from organizations, foundations, and thirty-one families accumulated to Ks199,631,000.
Afterwards, the Union Minister held a meeting to discuss about the floods in Bago Region and plans for rehabilitation there.
While addressing the meeting, Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said areas hit with floods have had their basic infrastructure, roads, bridges and farmlands destroyed, but now that water levels are receding rehabilitation processes are beginning, such as access to clean drinking water, ensuring farmlands can be replanted, repairing roads and bridges, and enabling people access to vocational training. He said departments can gather information from village administrators, local residents, and Hluttaw representatives and contact with rehabilitation and rebuilding committees to swiftly help the region get back on its feet. He added that the union government will form a committee for coordinating rehabilitation.
Next, Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein and regional ministers, the regional Hluttaw speaker, and department officials explained about the dangerous rising of water levels occurring in the region since day one, the state of temporary flood relief centres, immediate food supplies, the state of roads and bridges, reports of agricultural land and crops lost in the flood, basic infrastructure destroyed, and plans going forward.
The Union Minister said the rapid implementation of these rehabilitation processes will benefit the people and aid their socio-economic development. He added that the Rehabilitation Coordination Committee and the National Natural Disaster Management Committee can provide help with any difficulties in budget planning and financial assistance.
The Union Minister and his entourage also travelled to Thaton Township in Mon State and visited the temporary flood relief centre in Zaymathwe Village. They inquired about the centre’s living conditions, humanitarian aid provided, healthcare and then provided food supplies, financial aid to expecting mothers, mother and infants, and nutritional snacks and soy milk for the children. —Myanmar News Agency

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