Vice President provides humanitarian aid to flood victims in Ayeyawady

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Nay Pyi Taw, August 12

Vice President U Henry Van Thio presented cash assistance and relief to flood victims in the towns of Pathein, Thapaung and Kangyidaunt yesterday during his inspection tour of Ayeyawady Region.

The vice president was given a briefing by officials on rescue and relief work being undertaken in 19 flood-hit townships in the region. Officials explained the measures being taken to provide healthcare, financial assistance, rice reserves and the reinforcement of embankments and retaining walls.

In a follow-up briefing, Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Mahn Johnny spoke of plans to speed up relief and rescue work and make sure that humanitarian assistance reaches victims in need. 

Vice President U Henry Van Thio called for effective supervision in the timely delivery of relief to the flood victims. The government, ministries, the regional government and philanthropic organisations provided rice, edible oil, foodstuffs, exercise books, bottled water, and medicines and medical equipment for the flood victims in Thapaung, Pathein and Kangyidaunt townships.

During his inspection tour the Vice President cordially greeted and subsequently conversed with military personnel piling sandbags high on both sides of Kangyidaunt-Daka road.