Vice President U Henry Van Thio assisted in natural disaster preparedness undertakings in Bago Region yesterday morning.
Together with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and deputy ministers, the vice president heard a report on the progress of repairing banks damaged by a natural disaster last year, provision of rice seeds for damaged crops caused by sea water inflow, progress in rebuilding disaster-hit roads and bridges, provision of fingerlings for inundated fish farms, and work programmes for fiscal 2017-2018 presented by the region chief Minister.
The vice president, in his capacity as the chairman of the National Disaster Management committee, stressed durability of the facilities.
He then inspected the embankment on the west side of Myitmakha river in Monyo Township Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects natural disaster preparedness in Bago Region and heavy machinery at work at the embankment work.
After hearing report on the work progress presented by an official, the vice president spoke of the need to listen to the public voices in connection with durability.
Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department is building dams and banks to prevent the loss of lives and property and crops of the locals due to the floods caused by the Ayeyawady river and downhill streams.
Six natural disaster prevention works in Thayawady and Pyay districts of the region were carried out under the Union funds, 19 in the two districts under the region funds and two in Thayawady district under the National Disaster Management funds.
The vice president then inspected Ngapyayma bridge project on Letpadan-Nattalin road. The 260 ft long and 12 ft wide baily-typed bridge was built with the special funds of the Union Government. The bridge was constructed over one of the three outlets through which the flooded water of the swelling Ayeyawady River is released.
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