Chairman of National Disasters Preparedness Central Committee Vice President U Nyan Tun and officials from the Management Committee are going to make close supervision based in Ann of Rakhine State starting from the 14th.
Military aircrafts, helicopters, vessels and vehicles are getting ready for evacuation and medical teams and other supportive teams were also formed.
Nay Pyi Taw, 14 May
“Natural disaster is unpreventable. It needs to overcome the disasters with least damages through preparedness,” President U Thein Sein said at the coordination meeting for Cyclone Mahasen held at the meeting hall of Union government at the Presidential Palace here this morning.
It was also attended by Vice-Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham and U Nyan Tun, the Union ministers, deputy ministers and departmental heads.
In his opening speech, the President said that the news on the Cyclone “Mahasen” is likely to cross between the west coasts of Rakhine and Bangladesh on 15 and 16 May, has been released. It is difficult to predict the storm as it can turn to the low pressure areas. Myanmar had experience of the storm “Nargis” hit in Ayeyawady Region on 2 May, 2008.
Necessary preparations are being made as the direction of the storm “Mahasen” is likely to turn to other states and regions. Officials have been instructed to carry out necessary preparedness in Magway Region.
There are four-step measures: preparedness before the storm, tasks during the storm, recues and relief and rehabilitation after the storm.
It needs to carry out systematic measures. After the storm “Nargis”, National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee and work committee were formed and standing orders have been issued.
Maungtaw and Sittway in Rakhine State are most disaster-prone areas. There are over 100,000 victims in Sittway, Myebon, Pauktaw and Kyaukpyu townships. Among them, 40,000- 50,000 victims are in Sittway. Some victims are living at makeshift camps while others have been moved to the safe buildings. Continue reading “MYANMAR:PLANNED RELOCATION OF RAKHINE IDP,S”