SWRR Ministry provides aid for flood victims in Magway Region

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye hands over the cash aid to flood victims in Magway Region on 9 August 2020.   Photo: mna
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye hands over the cash aid to flood victims in Magway Region on 9 August 2020.  Photo: MNA

Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye provided assistance for flood victims in Magway and Minbu townships, Magway Region, yesterday.
The Union Minister was accompanied by Magway Region Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo, SWRR Deputy Minister, Region Social Affairs Minister, Amyotha Hluttaw Representative and Hluttaw representatives, Disaster Management Department’s Director-General and officials.
They arrived at Myaynu Kyun Village, paid homage to the village monastery’s presiding monk and donated cash.
The Union Minister encouraged the flood victims, and the Amyotha Hluttaw Representative discussed matters related to the flood.
The ministry gave a total of K 24.8 million for 248 damaged houses, K 100,000 for each house, and K 2.0223 million cash assistance for 963 flood victims.
They provided a total of K 6.03 million, K 3,000 for each person, for 201 vulnerable persons including elderly persons, children under five year old, the disabled and pregnant women.
The Union Minister and party encouraged flood victims at a disaster-resilient building in Minbu Township.
They provided K 3.8829 million for 1,849 flood victims and also distributed instant noodle, hand sanitizers and masks.
Speaking at the meeting with flood victims, the Union Minister said it is the ministry’s duty to help the people affected by disasters.
He urged the people to take great care because not only natural disasters but also COVID-19 pandemic are occurring.
The ministry is also working with the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) that was drawn up by the government so that all can together overcome the pandemic.—MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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