Rehabilitation projects are being implemented for Mocha-hit areas to have better situations than in the past: Vice-Senior General Soe Win

Efforts are being made to implement the rehabilitation projects in cyclonic storm Mocha hit areas to have better situations than in the past to be the regions with the resilience to natural disasters, said Vice-Senior General Soe Win.
Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win who is also in the capacity of Chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee delivered a speech at the ceremony to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 — IDDRR convened at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
In a clarification on rehabilitation at storm-hit areas, the Vice-Senior General recounted that these areas could return to normal in a short time thanks to the guidance of the SAC Chairman, the leadership of the National Disaster Management Committee and relevant governments in addition to local and foreign well-wishers.
He warned that some 400 natural disasters happened across the world yearly till 2015 bringing terrible loss and damage, according to the global survey report (2022), and it showed that some 560 disasters may occur throughout the world yearly till 2030. Especially, he continued that the whole world may face disasters due to global warming and climate change.
He expressed his reviews that the extremely severe cyclonic storm Mocha hit Rakhine state and Chin state on 14 May this year. Since the start of the storm at the sea, the Head of State himself monitored and gave guidance for making preparations under the natural disaster management plan. The people on the route of the storm were evacuated to safer places whereas warnings for the storm were released. As the response to the storm was undertaken in different steps on time, casualties in the storm Mocha were much less than those of storm Nargis in 2008, he added.
The Vice-Senior General stressed that in implementing the disaster risk reduction measures, it is necessary to consider gender equality, the requirements of vulnerable groups and firmly manage the sustainability of livelihoods.
Next, a video message from the chief of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction was presented. Vice-Chairman 2 of the management committee Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Soe Win reported on disaster management measures.
The Vice-Senior General, Union Ministers Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, U Than Swe, Dr Nyunt Pe and Dr Soe Win presented prizes to winners in the basic education high school-level essay and painting contests to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction-2023. — MNA/TTA

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