Four drinking water ponds dug in Dala Tsp

Four drinking water ponds dug in Dala Tsp Locals restore a dried pond to collect rainwater in Dala Township, Yangon Region. Photo: Myint Maung

10 June 2020 - Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

With the guidance of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), four ponds have been dug for sufficiency of the drinking water in Dala Township, where are being faced with the shortage of the drinking water.
Although Dala Township is located near the sea, it has difficulty to receive underground water.
Most of the people from Dala Township are relying upon the rainwater collected in the raining season.
"Now, the ponds digging project is being implemented under the supervision of YCDC and spending of the donated fund. Now, we have targeted to dig seven drinking water tube wells. Now, four drinking water wells have already been dug," said U Sein Ohn, the chairperson of Yangon City Water Assessment and Distribution Working Committee.
The ponds will collect the rainwater in the raining season. The villagers will use this water when the water supply is short after the monsoon season. A well has also been dug in Seikkyi Kanaungto Township. The freshwater reformation project will be implemented in Yangon Twantay Wa in 2022-2023. Then, the water will be distributed to Dala.—Myint Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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