Yangon Region govt plans to build more reservoirs

Yangon Region Government is planning to establish reservoirs, preparing for drinking water supply in the future.
In respond to a question at Yangon Region Parliament yesterday,U Maung Maung Soe, Development Affairs Minister of the Yangon Region Government, said the government unveiled the government’s long-term plans for supplying drinking water to Yangonites in the future while upgrading current reservoirs like Ngamoeyeik and Gyogyu.
“Despite heavy rainfall in Myanmar, we are facing losses of water we can not store rain water as it flows into river. To solve possible drinking water problem in the future, we are planning to build new reservoirs which would as big as Inya Lake,” said U Maung Maung Soe.
Plans have also been made to bring greening around the water facilities to improve the watershed areas, he added.
Yangon Region, which comprises 45 townships, has a population of more than 7.3 million.
Water from Hlawgar, Ngamoeyeik, Gyobyu and Phugyi reservoirs are being piped to the population of the city, according to the Yangon City Development Committee.
Meanwhile, a project to purify river water from Kokuwa River is underway by three steps to supply 240 million gallons of water per day to Yangon.—Ko Moe

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