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President Thein Sein visits flood areas

Chaing Mai (Mizzima) – The Burmese president toured Hinthada in Irrawaddy Region on Wednesday, an area hit by heavy flooding during the past week.

President Thein Sein spent about three hours in the area including a ceremony in which businessmen donated 40 million kyat (about US$ 50,000), and rice, cooking oil, salt, medicine and household appliances. 

President Thein Sein, second left,  and Myanmar Tourism Board Chairman Khin Shwe, left,  in Naypyidaw. Thein Sein on Wednesday went to Hinthada in Irrawaddy Region to tour areas hit by heavy flooding. Photo: Mizzima 
Two helicopters carrying Thein Sein arrived in Hinthada at 8 a.m. along with his delegation which included the construction minister, education minister, social welfare, relief and resettlement minister, transportation minister, health minister, electric power minister and agriculture and irrigation minister.

Area dams are full, and the gates have been opened. Hinthada, with about 400 homes, was flooded on July 19. Homes in Myawaddy, Kanaungsu, Tarlay Myothit and Thonepinkwin quarters were severely affected by flooding.
Thein Sein visited flooded areas of Pegu on Tuesday.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:03 )  

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