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Gov’t implements 3,143 water supply operations in 3,083 villages in 2020-2021 FY

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Union Minister U Hla Moe discusses plans to supply drinking water to rural area.

Efforts are being made to enable the rural people to have better water in villages in accordance with the sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030, said Union Minister for Cooperatives and Rural Development U Hla Moe yesterday.
He said the government is making strategic plans for rural water supply, environmental sanitation and personal hygiene. He then highlighted the rural water supply rate in 2014 and 2019 and lower water supply rate of Rakhine State and Ayeyawady Region.
He also pledged to cooperate with the relevant officials in various upgrade works like water distribution system, use of water meter system including educative programmes and research works.
Then, Director-General U Khant Zaw of Rural Development Department reported on some 35,850 water supply operations carried out from 2012-2013 FY to 2019-2020 FY.
He said the department implemented 3,143 water supply operations in 3,083 villages in 2020-2021 FY while more than 31 million gallons of water was distributed to 2,317 villages that are suffering from shortage of drinking water during the summer, with 972 operations between 2016 and 2021. The department has facilitated water taps in 3,038 villages, water treatment at 163 villages and waste management in 4,193 villages. — MNA

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