Over 26 million kyats were handed over to affected households in Magway’s Salin township
Telenor network is now operational and stable in the area as a technical team was immediately deployed to restore the network
Telenor Myanmar provided financial and in-kind support to the households in Salin Township, Magway region affected by a Tornado-type strong whirlwind in the last week of April, through its local partner Network Activities Group (NAG).
Many houses and public infrastructures were badly damaged in Salin, Pwint Phyu, Taungdwingyi and Yenanchaung Townships in Magway region by the strong whirlwind on 28 April. Telenor and NAG delivered Kyat 26 million assistance to the affected households in Salin in order to repair their damaged properties and to access emergency tool kits.
“We regret to note the losses of many houses and the damage of one tower in Magway. While we are providing support to the affected community and people, we now have ensured that our network is fully operational and our customers in Magway region as a whole can continue enjoying our best services. We, in collaboration with tower companies, are regularly inspecting safety standards and maintaining all towers across Myanmar to ensure delivering best experiences to all customers throughout the country. Inspection and maintenance are not one-time but routine event and we will keep strengthening our efforts to make sure all towers are not affected by extreme weather conditions,” said Min Thu, head of Telenor’s business sustainability.
Telenor launched its network in Magway Region in January 2015 and is serving customers in all 25 townships through more than 550 sites across the region.
Telecom towers in Myanmar are built to sustain minimum 130 km/h wind speed in areas like Kachin, Kayah, Kayin and Magway to maximum 225 km/h in disaster prone area like Rakhine. Towers in Ayeyarwaddy and Yangon Regions are designed to sustain up to 190 km/h wind speed. As protective measures for natural disasters like flooding and tornadoes, based on historical flooding and storm data of a region telecom towers are constructed to withstand the highest effects of flooding or storm occurred in a particular region.
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