The Yinmabin District Irrigation Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) will dig 400 wells in the villages of Yinmabin and Salingyi townships in Yinmabin District, Sagaing Region, in the 2019-2020 fiscal year to provide water to local growers, according to U Maung Maung Than, the head of the department.
With a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the department will drill 150 feet deep and 4 inches wide wells for villages in Yinmabin District, outside of the flood zone.
“Those wells will be constructed near spillways, rivers, and brooks with the purpose of delivering sufficient water for agriculture. Currently, the Agriculture Department, Agriculture Land Management and Statistics Department, Rural Development Department, related departments, and residents are discussing the project and sites,” added U Maung Maung Than.
In the 2019-2020 FY, a total of 400 wells, including 200 wells in Yinmabin Township and 200 wells in Salingyi Township, will be built under the supervision of the Yinmabin District Irrigation Water Utilization Management Department. —Than Htay Aung (Kani)
(Translated by La Wonn)