Villages adjacent to Mann Oil field join preliminary program on trash collection

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MPRL E&P Pte Ltd, who are conducting oil and gas production work in joint venture with Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise in Mann Oilfield, assisted adjacent villages with implementing a preliminary program on self-help trash collection during the first week of January 2019.
The program is part of their new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work. It aims to include local villagers in beautifying Mann Oilfield and adjacent areas, and to systematically manage the collection of trash. The program will include village administrators from villages adjacent to Mann Oilfield, departmental officials, local populace, MPRL E&P CSR staff and village volunteers and will be implemented through January and February 2019.
In the preliminary stage, a tri-cycle garbage collection vehicle will collect garbage from 8 villages on designated dates and send it to the landfill in Minbu Tsp by the village wise village administrator and villagers.
Also, on the second week of January, Trash Hero Minbu, MPRL E&P Mann Oilfield personnel, CSR staff, volunteers and local populace totaling 371 persons collected garbage thrown away along the road sides and cleared garbage dumps. About 262 tons of garbage was collected and sent to garbage dumps designated by the Minbu Township development committee while 203 tons of garbage were sent to a designated landfill near Nan Oo and Auk Kyaung villages.
Depending upon the success of the preliminary program, the self-help trash collection system may become a long-term program.MPRL E&P CSR staff will also conduct information sessions for local populace and students in basic education schools to discard their trash and garbage systematically and to cooperate and participate in maintaining the natural environment. –

MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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