Pontaloke Lake replenished with water supply

Local ethinic dance troupe performs at the ceremony to open the water supply facility for Pontaloke Lake.  Photo: Thura Lwin

With a new supply of water pumped from a nearby river, Pontaloke Lake in Pindaya in the Danu  Self-administered Zone, which dried up in 2016 due to severe hot weather, has been given new life.
The new facility was opened on 5 May, with a ceremony attended by local  authorities and donors.
After the water disappeared, the lake was dredged by local people at the cost of more than K90 million.
KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation then funded Ks70 million for a project to pipe water from the Zagyi Yayhtwe River into the lake while the Shan State Government spent  Ks43 million on building a power supply system for the facility.
The site was officially opened by U Sai Shan Tit Lone, Shan State Minister for Finance, Dr. Tun Hlaing, Shan State Minister for Inn ethnic people, U Nyi Lay, also known as U Nyi Nyi, a member of  the executive committee of the Danu Self-administered Zone, Dr Than Min Htut, chairman of  the committee on restoration of Pontaloke Lake and Daw Sandar Win, a member of the BFM and General Manager of Kanbawza Bank-1 in Taunggyi. —Thura  Lwin (Eco)

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