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Myanmar has been severely affected by the recent floods and its government has declared four natural disaster zones in Chin state, Rakhine state, Magway and Sagaing regions. In order to extend timely assistance to the flood victims, Government of India has been dispatching flood relief materials to various flood affected areas of Myanmar as requested by the Government of Myanmar.

On 06 August, an Indian Air Force aircraft (IAF) delivered the first lot of relief materials viz., 9,000 kgs of rice, 935 kgs of medicine and 235 kgs of noodles at Kalay, one of the worst affected areas of Sagaing region. The relief materials were received by Major Gen. Min Naung, Commander of North Western Command. The material would be used for distribution in the flood affected areas of Kalay and the nearby areas. 

On the same day another IAF aircraft carrying 46,480 kg of rice, 1080 kg of medicines and 235 kg noodles arrived at Mandalay International airport at 1935 hrs. The relief materials were received by HE Dr. Myint Kyu, Minister for Finance, Mandalay Region Government and U Aung Khine, Deputy Director General, Department of Relief and Rehabilitation, Union Ministry of Social Welfare. The affected areas of the Central Myanmar will benefit from the relief materials delivered at Mandalay. 

Today on 07 August an Indian Air Force aircraft (IAF) arrived in Kalay in the morning with 14 tonnes of rice and 230 kg of noodles. In the afternoon, it made the second sortie consisting of 15 tonnes of rice. It will make third sortie in the evening with 12 tonnes of rice and 0.5 tonnes of medicine. 

More IAF flights carrying relief materials especially rice, life saving drugs and noodles will be arriving at Kalay and other areas identified by the Myanmar government for immediate assistance. This assistance is an example of India’s commitment to its friendly relations with Myanmar and its people at this hour of crisis. 

07 August 2015