DDMSWCF discusses plans for future projects with officials in Myanmar

On 13 July 2008, the executive director of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), Mr Kuo-Kai Chen and the volunteers met with local officials of Myanmar (Burma) to plan further relief and reconstruction projects in regions affected by Cyclone Nargis in May. This meeting followed from the previous success of the DDMSWCF's relief operations in the area.

On his visit to the remote regions Dan Lan and Kawn Gyan in the Irrawaddy Delta, Mr Chen reported that although the capital Yangoon was on the road to recovery, people living in these regions suffer in poor living conditions, with lack of quality drinking water and electricity.

DDMSWCF's reconstruction projects will include two primary schools, one hundred shelters and two monasteries that were devastated by Cyclone Nargis. DDMSWCF will also set up a center in Yangoon which will provide spiritual counseling, teaching of the Chinese language and scholarships for learning. Mr Chen said the reconstruction projects are expected to cost over NT$14 million.

(translated by Jin Yang/edited by DDM Australia Editing Team)

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