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EMG's relief aid arrives in Magway Region, Rakhine State, Pyay and Kalay

Rice and other relief aid donated by Eleven Media Group and other donors continued to pour into flood-affected areas in Magway Region, Rakhine State, Pyay and Kalay yesterday.

Myanmar to sign national ceasefire if most ethnic armed groups included

The government has announced it will sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) if more than half of the 18 ethnic armed groups recognised by the government take part in the process, said a representative from the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS).

Nyaungdone Township prepares for “Orange Level” emergency

 MYAUNGMYA – Water began flowing into embankments in Nyaungdone Township, Ayeyawady Region, yesterday morning, prompting the government to declare an “Orange Level” state of emergency in the area.

Patients receiving medical treatment at the hospital in Nyaungdone are being transferred to safer places, and relief camps are being opened in the downtown area.

MRF to control surging rice prices amid panic buying

Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) is trying to control increasing rice prices by supplying 3,000 bags of rice to Rakhine State, where flooding has caused people to buy more rice than usual out of panic.
 
MRF officials in Rakhine State asked for help from the federation’s central leadership since the people in remote areas have begun facing difficulty buying the country’s staple food due to shortages and price surges.
 

Some delta regions face danger of flood, flood-decreased regions still in need of emergency supplies

The water level has been gradually decreasing despite it remains above the spillways of four dams in Ayeyawady Region, according to the measurement conducted by the Irrigation Department at noon on August 4. 

Suu Kyi visits flood victims in Bago Region

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, visited flood victims in Bago on Monday and offered words of sympathy.

She also donated 300 sacks of rice, 7,500 water bottles, 5,000 oral electrolyte sachets, 2,400 chlorine sachets, which can purify 48,000 gallon of water, to 1,600 victims taking shelter at the indoor stadium on the Shwemawdaw Pagoda Road.

Daw Nyo, one of the victims, said: “She made a substantial contribution and told us to stay calm.”

Over 9,000 Hmawby residents affected by floods

More than 9,200 people have been affected by flooding in Hmawby Township, Yangon Region, according to the Yangon Region government.

Three wards in the township have been flooded for two days, affecting 2,233 households comprising 9,250 residents. A government official said an ordination hall in Ward 2 has been set up as shelter for flood victims, but only 39 households have gone there so far.

New industrial zone at Thai-Myanmar border may affect Dawei SEZ

Myanmar officials need to keep an eye on Thailand’s plans to build a large industrial zone in the Phu Nam Ron area of Kanchanaburi Province near the Thai-Myanmar border since this plan might affect the Dawei Special Economic Zone and Deepwater Port in Myanmar’s Taninthayi Region, said the chairperson of the Taninthayi Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

DMH predicts more rain across the country

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) forecasted on August 3 that rain will continue to fall across the country, and some areas of Shan, Mon and Kayin states will suffer flooding.

“The monsoon wind and rain clouds from the South China Sea caused rainfall across the country. There will be less rainfall in the coastal areas of Rakhine State as monsoon winds subside. Coastal areas have more rainfall if the monsoon wind is strong. The monsoon wind will weaken over the next five to ten days,” said deputy director general Kyaw Moe Oo.

Case of drug seizure near Zaykabar compound still open

Yangon – Police Major Win Shwe, chief of the Mingaladon Township police station, said police know the owner of the vehicle carrying amphetamine tablets seized near Zaykabar compound lives in North Dagon Township, but he is still at large.

“We know his home address, and we are investigating his escape,” said the police major.

The fugitive is an ethnic Rakhine from Pauktaw, Rakhine State.