Hpa an Kayin state MyanmarState of Myanmar Hpa and Kayin
Kayin State has many pristine caverns. For a few hundred meters the grotto goes directly through the foot of the hill. Both ends of the cavern are totally breathtaking, a must if you are visiting Hpa-an. The passage through the cavern was a little dirty and black. On the other side, you can go back by ferry, through paddy paddies - very impressive.
It is a long but narrow way up to the caverns; also inside a little slid. Have you been to Sadan Carve?
Flooding displaces 16,000 in Kayin State
More than 16,000 casualties have been driven out by flooding in Kayin State as the Thanlwin River and other streams keep rising under torrential rains, the department of disaster management said Wednesday. They said 16,792 group had been push to position their residence as of Wednesday. High tide began this week-end and flooded four Kya townships in Seikkyi.
There were five closed down community colleges, the Ministry of Information said on Tuesday. Hlaingbwe community was also affected on Tuesday evening and forced 50 sick people in the municipal clinic to be moved to a temporary shelter. Hlaingbwe's federal agency informed that one secondary modern building had been closed down for the time being. Approximately 43 towns near Shwe Gon City were inundated, among them 40 local colleges and a provincial administration building, and over 20 local communities were displaced from their houses.
About 506 persons were displaced from their houses in Karaweik, 3076 in Hlaingbwe, 2843 in Myawaddy and 10,368 in Hpa-an due to flooding from the Thanlwin River. 10 Hpa-an emergency centers have been established to offer transitional accommodation to the casualties, while 12 Hlaingbwe emergency centers have been established, said U Mya Aye, a Hpa-an community inhabitant.
"Every year there are floodings in Hpa-an, but this year it was even more serious. Waters were higher than last year and some places that were not flooded last year were hidden this year," he said. Tin Nann Aye Win, a residents, said that the tide in Hpa-an began on Saturday and the evacuation began the next morning.
"We have been provided with transitional housing and groceries by the state administration for the last seven days," she said. Than Htut Swe, spokesman for the division, was confident that the tide would soon ease and allow residents to go back to their houses. "If the tide keeps rising, we must give more assistance to the evacuees," he said.
The Myawady community was flooded by the Thaung Yin River rising on Sunday, forcing some 2000 refugees to leave their houses. However, the tide has abated and only 600 live in emergency shelters. Councillor of State Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to host a Hpa-an Peacemaking Conference in the second week of August, but preparation for her trip has been slowed by the tide.