Norway Plans 6,000 Houses in Nargis-Hit Burma

Norway has planned to build 6,000 houses for cyclone victims in the Laputta township in Burma, according to the local Weekly Eleven News. The organization will build 300 houses as well as 10 basic education schools in the first phase as agreed with the government in addition to the 21000 houses, that ASEAN and the United Nations has confimed that the Burmese leaders has arranged already. 
        The official statistics show that cyclone Nargis, which swept Burma in Maylast year, destroyed a total of nearly 800,000 houses in Ayeyawaddy and Yangon divisions worth of 686 million U.S. dollars. Deadly tropical cyclone Nargis hit five divisions and states – Ayeyawaddy, Yangon, Bago, Mon and Kayin on May 2 and 3 last year, of which Ayeyawaddy and Yangon inflicted the heaviest casualties and massive infrastructural damage. Nargis killed 84,537 people, leaving 53,836 missing and 19,359 injured according to official death toll.

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