200,000-gallon underground water reservoir under construction in People’s Square

The Yangon City Development Committee is constructing an underground water reservoir with a capacity of 200,000 gallons in the People’s Square of Yangon Region’s Dagon Township to facilitate events to be held in the square and store water for backup.
The underground reservoir is 80 feet long and 40 feet wide, with a depth of 11 feet, and its pumping station, to be operated by four 30 HP (22 kW) pumps, is 40 feet long and 18 feet wide.
According to the Department of Engineering (Water and Sanitation), the underground water will be collected and stored in the reservoir, which is targeted to be finished before the upcoming Thingyan Water Festival so that it can supply water for the festival.
On 1 February, Vice Chairman of the Yangon City Development Committee U Nyi Nyi and party inspected the concrete works for the water reservoir and water pumping plant floors before instructing service personnel to finish the project as scheduled in compliance with the established standards and fulfilling the needs. — TWA/TH

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