President Thein Sein visits Hakha, Tedim
22 September 2015 — Burma’s President Thein Sein made a trip to Chin State today after having cancelled his plans two times owing to bad weather.
He arrived by helicopter in Hakha nearly two months after the capital was severely affected by landslides following heavy rains for days in the last week of July.
The president visited part of the town, affected-areas abandoned by residents, and temporary camps where hundreds of victims are taking shelter.
In his speech at the Con Bik Hall of the Hakha Khuathar High School, one of the Hakha camps, Thein Sein said that new housing including schools and hospitals would be constructed for the victims before winter.
According to local media reports, he gave the victims 2,000 pieces of Burmese saris, 1,000 plastic mats, 1,000 blankets and 1,000 solar lamps.
The next day, President Thein Sein, accompanied by Chief Minister of the Chin State government Hung Ngai, paid a fleeting visit to Tedim town.
In Tedim, there are 486 victims of 86 families currently taking shelter at two separate temporary camps.#