The “88 Generation” has established a party organising committee in the ethnic Bamar heartland of Hinthada Township, Irrawaddy Division, as it eyes becoming a major political force in future.
Once perfected in Burma, the technology could help other large-scale restoration projects, said WIF’s Lyngdoh.
Residents of some villages in Irrawaddy Division’s Ngapudaw Township say they are beating back a recent infestation of rats, with hundreds of the vermin dispatched by local brigades of amateur exterminators this week.
Four people have been killed and about 60 houses destroyed as storms caused by Cyclone Maarutha wreaked havoc in the Irrawaddy Delta.
Villages have been evacuated and schools in Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta have been ordered to close.
“It would be nice if the government could provide some assistance, such as rice and clean water to drink,” said a local farmer.