Victims of Ayeyawady riverbank collapse get cash assistance

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Photo shows the site of the riverbank collapse in Pwintbyu, Magway Region. Photo: Than Naing Oo

Magway Region Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo and his entourage yesterday handed over cash assistance to 36 households from Kanhla, Zee Kyun and Kyaung Zu Villages, Paukkone Village-tract in Pwintbyu Township, who were evacuated to safe place because of collapse of Ayeyawady riverbank.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Magway Region Minister for Construction and Transportation U Tin Nwe Oo, Minbu District Administrator U San Htay and other relevant officials.
At about 6:30 pm on 14 November, the riverbank collapsed in the villages in Magway Region. The collapse was caused by water erosion of the Ayeyawady River.
Each household of the 36 households_30 households from Paukkone, five from Kyaung Zu, and one from Zee Kyun_was given K100,000. So, the total cash assistance is K3.6 million. The Chief Minister and his entourage also gave the victims food.
“We were evacuated with the help of staff members from the Township General Administration Department, firefighters from the Township Fire Department, police, social organizations and villagers. We would like to express thanks to the Chief Minister and his group for their visit and assistance,” said a villager who was evacuated.
Currently, authorities are planning to provide land plots to the victims who have encountered difficulties in finding appropriate lands.
Similarly, the Magway Region Disaster Management Department will provide K100,000 per household to the victims on 16 November. — Than Naing Oo (Magway District IPRD) (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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