MDRI-CESD’s Executive Director and a presidential economic adviser, Dr Zaw Oo, is a special coordinator for the National Natural Disaster Management Committee (NNDMC).
Dr Zaw Oo moderated a Disaster Recovery Forum, held at the Union of Myanmar Federated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office, on 8 September 2015. The Forum discussed the government’s actions in initiating the resettlement and rehabilitation process, with the support of the international community and local non-governmental organizations.
Dr Zaw Oo was quoted in The Nation, 10 September 2015, saying “We need to observe how the floods affect Myanmar’s economy. We systematically need to go ahead with the recovery process. We need proper management of the budget allocated by the government, donations from the private sector, international assistance and loans. So we warmly welcome civil society’s input”.