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arche noVa expands project activities in Myanmar

29. August 2016 -
In the upcoming weeks the arche noVa project in the Rakhine State in Myanmar will start. All preparations were completed successfully: The final coordination meeting between our program manager Stefan Wetzel and U Nyi Pu, the Rahkine state chief minister took place in mid-August. Equally important was the meeting with the employees of our local partner organization MDCG and the responsible persons of the administrations and with the representatives from the villages in the project area, where final details were discussed.

In his speech the Deputy Township Administrator Ann Zaw Moe thanked the supporters, arche noVa and MDCG for their dedication: The help is badly needed in the communities who are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. As the damages from the last flood that took place in summer 2015 are not removed yet. In the upcoming weeks we will have the groundbreaking ceremony and the work for the three year lasting project will start. Our objective is to improve the livelihood sustainable and long lasting for 14,500 people in 28 villages in the Rakhine State. Corresponding to our expertise the improvement of the water and sanitary supply and of the hygiene situation will be the focal point of our activities. Furthermore we will do disaster preparedness too. For the region is threatened by extreme natural disasters, like seasonal heavy rains, landslides, floods and droughts, which are intensified by the impacts of El Niño. To protect the people in the project villages in the future from disasters, we establish and train disaster relief committees and prepare evacuation plans. Furthermore we conduct frequent education events and first-aid trainings for the population. 

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