Friday, June 9, 2017

Gov’t, philanthropic foundation donate cash for victims of plane crash

 June 8, 2017
Government and private donors have started donating cash to families of the victims of the military transport plane crash on Wednesday.

Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement presented K36 million to the Ministry of Defence to give K300,000 each to the families of the 122 victims who were on board the military aircraft which went missing off the coast of Taninthayi on Wednesday.

One day after the disaster, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye handed over the cash to Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win at the Ministry of Defence yesterday.

Meanwhile, KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation presented K50 million to the Yangon Region Commander to deliver to the victims.

Yangon Region Commander Brig-Gen Thet Pon accepted the donation given by Daw Moe Thuzar Kyaw and Daw Kay Khaing Than of the philanthropic foundation, expressing his thanks for giving encouragement to the families of the victims.

Other private donors also started donation yesterday at the military command.

Total amount of cash donated by wellwishers reached K136 million.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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