Myan­mar to build new homes for flood vic­tims

Mizzima Business Weekly - - AFFAIRS // NEWS -

Myan­mar author­i­ties have de­cided to build new homes for flood-hit vic­tims as part of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion works in the coun­try, of­fi­cials said on 11 Au­gust ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the Busi­ness Stan­dard on 11 Au­gust.

Nearly 1 mil­lion peo­ple have been af­fected by flood­ing, which has in­un­dated more than 539,000 hectares of farm­land, the agri­cul­ture and ir­ri­ga­tion min­istry said.

Ac­cord­ing to the latest re­port, ris­ing river wa­ter is also threat­en­ing to in­un­date south­west­ern Aye­yarwady delta re­gion, the coun­try’s rice bowl.

Res­i­dents in low-ly­ing ar­eas in the re­gion have been urged to move to safer places as Ayeyawaddy and Ngawun Rivers re­mained above the dan­ger level in some four town­ships namely Hinthada, Nyaung­don, Zalun and Seik­tha.

The flood, trig­gered by heavy rain­fall since June, has af­fected 13 re­gions and states, de­stroy­ing houses, farm­land, rail­way lines, bridges and roads.


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