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Chinese rescue team arrives in Myanmar to help flood victims

Updated: 2015-08-05 08:53

Chinese rescue team arrives in Myanmar to help flood victims

Soldiers and rescue workers carry aid near a military helicopter in Sittwe airport, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, August 4, 2015. [Photo/IC]

The total fund of the program for Rakhine State as well as Sagaing and Magway regions summed up to about $300,000.

Rescue boats have been arranged to facilitate residents' transportation in flood-hit areas, Ambassador Hong Liang said, adding that China will also help in reconstruction of destroyed schools and infrastructures in these areas.

The Chinese government will also provide farmers with paddy strains for rehabilitating flood-hit farmlands, he said.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, about 850,600 acres of farmlands were submerged, of which Rakhine state suffered the most with over 260,000 acres submerged.

Flooding caused by heavy rainfall during June and July has hit people from many parts of the country, destroying houses, farmland, railway lines, bridges and roads.

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