Over K3,037 million provided for disaster-affected areas in Sagaing Region

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Rescue workers help locals rebuild their houses demaged by strong wind in Sagaing Region on 1 September. Photo: Myo Win Tun (Monywa)

The Disaster Management Department has provided over K3,037 million to the disaster affected areas in Sagaing Region in four and a half years, said the head of Sagaing Region Disaster Management Department.
“The department has provided over K156 million for 13,263 households in 24 townships, hit by the strong wind, over K7 million for households in five flooded townships and over K28 million for 73 victims who were killed by thunder and in motor vessel capsize. Additionally, the department has also provided over K35 million for digging of the tube wells in 15 villages in Sagaing region and distributed the instant noodle in Naga Self-Administered Zone,” he added.
The National Disaster Management Committee has provided K650 million worth rescue equipment such as vehicles, motorcycles, speed boats, fibre boats, lifejackets, motor vessels and wheel loaders for Sagaing region in cooperation with the Disaster Management Department. “We have also spent over K1,686 million for construction of one cyclone shelter facility to accommodate about 600 people in Kalay township and nine school shelters to accommodate about 500 people in Kalay, Mawlaik, Paungbyin, Homalin and Kani townships for the safety of the natural disaster-affected people. Moreover, the department has provided 4,000 raincoats, umbrellas and rain boots for the children from Naga Self-Administered Zone, spending over K24 million from the regional government surplus funds,” he added. —Myo Win Tun (Monywa) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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