Flood hits Sagaing Region as major river bursts banks

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye provides cash assistance to flood victims in Sagaing Region on 29 July 2020.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye provides cash assistance to flood victims in Sagaing Region on 29 July 2020.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye provides cash assistance to flood victims in Sagaing Region on 29 July 2020.  Photo: MNA

Ayeyawady River burst its bank, and 6,516 locals from 1,451 households in some areas of Sagaing Region were evacuated from their homes.
Union Minister of Social Welfare, Resettlement and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as Vice-Chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, Social Affair Minister of Sagaing Region, Director-General of Disaster Management and officials of Region General Administration Department and Municipal Department comforted the flood victims and provided food supplies, cash assistance and medical equipment for prevention of COVID-19. The Union Minister and party visited Aye Myawady ward, Dawei Zay ward and Te Gyi village tract at No (6) B.E.P.S and the Guest Pavilion (Tazaung) of Wai Lu Won Ngar Htat Gyi Pagoda, where the flood victims are sheltered.
The Union Minister said that although the hardship due to floods might last for some days, the governmental officials will provide food aids, cash assistance, mask and soap bars to ease the difficulties of victims during COVID-19 pandemic. It needs to take care and wash the hands frequently to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It can also prevent from other infectious diseases by washing hands and the government will keep providing the necessary support, he added. A total of K6,612,900 cash assistance, instant noodle, mask and hand gel to 3,149 people from Aye Myawady ward, Dawei Zay ward and Te Gyi village tract.
The Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement also provided K13,638,600 cash assistance, 14,510 packs of instant noodle, 1,451 bars of soap and 6,516masks to 6,516 people of 1,451 flood-affected households in Sagaing Region. Similarly, the flood victims in Bago, Mandalay and Magway Regions were also provided by the respective Region Disaster Management officials at the temporary shelters.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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