High Tide and wave destroys houses in Ayeyawaddy Region

San Htoo Aung
Caption: Destruction and debris due to high tides and waves in Ayeyawaddy Region (Photo-MOI)
Due to strong waves and high tide in Kamar Township within Ayeyawaddy Region, about 113 houses were destroyed within a 3 days period.
“The river bank has been steadily eroded by the Ayeyawaddy River and as a result, houses close to the river bank were destroyed. It’s been 3 months since June that we’ve been suffered from off and on high tide. After 2 or 3 days, water decreases again,” said MP Bo Bo Min Zaw of Pyarpon Township constituency (2), in Ayeyawaddy Region.
While some families have returned to living in the village, there is a possibility of the same incident occurring again. Bo Bo Min Zaw claimed that a long term plan is needed to educate the villagers as well as stressing the need for a systematic management form respective authorities.
According to the Ministry of Information, due to high tide and strong winds, 113 houses across 10 villages in Ayeyawaddy Region have been destroyed in 3 days. The roof and walls of another 114 houses were not destroyed but battered in a terrible state.