Drinking water project in Dala Township to be finalised by 2018

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People line up to fetch drinking water in Dala Township, Yangon Region. Photo: Aye Min Soe

A PROJECT to supply adequate amounts of drinking water in Yangon’s Dala Township is estimated to be finalised by 2018, according to the Yangon City Development Committee.
Dr. Aung Ko Oo, assistant director of YCDC’s Health Department, said the current project is being implemented in seven sites of the township in cooperation with Asia Green Development Bank with the aim of ending the town’s annual water shortage problem.
According to a report of the Myawady Daily, the town dwellers yearly experience a lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the water needs within the region. They chiefly rely on lakes and ponds for their drinking water. A local study shows that the water quality of the lakes is not suitable for use as drinking water. Water-related health problems are said to occur because of low quality of the water.
The YCDC has yet to set the exact date to officially finalise the project, but concerted efforts have been made by the implementer to finish the plan as quickly as possible, Dr. Aung Ko Oo said.
He went on to say that machine maintenance training and courses on management of the water supply will also be given to the residents before the project is completed.

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