Meeting held to discuss sustainable use of Ayeyawady River Basin


A WORKSHOP was held to discuss the Ayeyawady River Basin Project on 14 October in Yangon.
The project is part of the Ayeyawady Integrated River Basin Management Project being implemented by the Ministry of Transport with a loan from the World Bank. The purpose is to promote sustainable development of Myanmar’s waterways. In his opening remarks, U Tun Lwin Oo, Secretary of National Water Resources Committee, clarified the three main functions of the project: to develop a water resources-related department, improve meteorological and hydrological data systems and observation, and water quality management in the river basin. Participants from the ministry, World Bank and international organisations discussed further cooperation in electricity generation, water course management and supplying drinking and farming agricultural water.—Myanmar News Agency

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