SAC Chair PM Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds coord meeting on relief and rehabilitation for storm-hit areas

State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing held a work coordination meeting for relief and rehabilitation activities for areas stricken by the severe cyclonic storm Mocha at the Office of Commander-in-Chief yesterday.
The meeting was attended by SAC Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo, Union Ministers U Win Shein, U Khin Maung Yee, U Min Naung and U Myo Thant, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Moe Aung, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Tun Aung, high-ranking Tatmadaw officers from the Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and the responsible personnel.
First of all, General Maung Maung Aye explained matters relating to the relief and rehabilitation measures being carried out in the storm-stricken areas. Afterwards, the Union ministers, the Yangon Region chief minister, the high-ranking officers from the Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and the Yangon Command commander submitted matters relating to the possibility of monsoon entering Yangon Region and middle Myanmar in May, providing food and relief assistance donated by Tatmadaw family members and the well-wishing working people, the relief supplies provided by the National Disaster Management Committee and the relief teams, the situation on transporting relief aid and supplies by Tatmadaw aircraft, helicopters and naval vessels, the medical cover, measures being taken for recultivation in the storm-hit areas, sending of the veterinary doctors, the repair and restoration works for the damaged schools and hospitals and providing construction materials.
After hearing their explanations, the Senior General replied that Sittway and Rathedaung are the worst hit in Rakhine State, that there were also some casualties, that meetings are to be held on a daily basis to focus on the worst hit areas, that providing the relief items is to be carried out systematically with the transactions entered into the register, that priority is to be given to providing of sufficient food supplies as well as to ensuring no communication breakdown, that the trees blocking the roads are to be cleared off, that the trees hindering the electric lamp posts and the wire cables are also needed to be cleared off and that more relief supplies are to arrive soon. He went on to say that the conveyors are to be made ready to be able to transport the relief aids swiftly, that the mobile healthcare teams and the special healthcare teams are to provide healthcare services to the full, and those relief and rehabilitation tasks are to be undertaken effectively and efficiently with the use of necessary human resources and machinery, that more shelters are required to be built and that the military engineering corps is needed to provide assistance as and where necessary.
Next, he concluded, among other things, that it is necessary to make arrangements for transporting meat and fish cans and that the responsible personnel are required to see to the needs of the monasteries and nunneries. — MNA

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