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Cyclone Giri, a category four cyclonic storm, made landfall in Rakhine State on 22nd October 2010, close to the town of Kyaukpyu. The Townships of Kyaukpyu, Myebon, Minbya and Pauktaw were the most severely affected by the storm, which caused severe damage to houses and infrastructure including roads and bridges in coastal areas.

Cyclone Giri, a category four cyclonic storm, made landfall in Rakhine State on 22nd October 2010, close to the town of Kyaukpyu. The Townships of Kyaukpyu, Myebon, Minbya and Pauktaw were the most severely affected by the storm, which caused severe damage to houses and infrastructure including roads and bridges in coastal areas.

The Government has reported that at least 45 people are dead or missing to date, while 101,923 people remain homeless and at least 20,380 houses were destroyed, with a total of at least 260,000 people (52,000 households) affected. Approximately 17,500 acres of agricultural lands and nearly 50,000 acres of aquaculture ponds were also destroyed. Transportation to the area remains challenging, as roads and bridges collapsed and were washed away. A large part of the affected areas can only be reached by boat, and many people remain vulnerable and traumatized.

Concerning in this affected of Cyclone Giri, the Prince Claus Fund, in the context of Cultural Emergency Response Program, supported the restoration of the MyoOo Buddha Shine and the rehabilitation of the a-la-pat-pa-ta hill both located in Myebon Township Rakhine state, Myanmar with collaboration of Myanmar Upper Land | culture& travel

Activities carries out by Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel

  • Restoration MyoOo Buddhist Shrine in Myebon
  • Rehabilitation A-Ngu Hill in Myebon
  •    - Rebuilding the YeikTharDamaryone (Meditation Hall)
  •    - Restoration of Worshipping Hall (In front of the Main Pagoda)
  •    - Restoration of Exhibition Hall of Buddha
  •    - Restoration of Stair Case to Pagoda     

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