Chiang Mai (Mizzima) - It will cost more than US $ 31 million to rebuild 77 school buildings which were devastated by the deadly Nargis cyclone last year, according to official estimates.
Brigadier-General Aung Thein Linn told local reporters on January 21 that 47 schools were reconstructed and the rest will be opened before this year's academic session, which usually starts in June. He was quoted by The Voice weekly.
On May 3, Cyclone Nargis lashed Rangoon at a speed of 120 miles per hour killing 138,400 killed and rendered millions homeless.
The schools in 33 townships under Yangon City Development Committee and three other townships such as Twentae, Kuanchankone and Seikkyikanaungto, are mostly one story buildings and are now being built with steel as its core structure