26 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The rural water supply project has been completed 97 per cent in Magyikan village and Taw Chaung Oo village in Myinmu township in Sagaing district, said Daw Htar Htar Yee, the township head of the Rural Development Department.

In order to ensure availability of the clean water in these villages, the project was started to implement in 2019-2020 fiscal year, spending K35.7 million from the Union Government fund.

"Previously, our villagers were using the rainwater collected in the pond. In summer, our villages face the water shortage problem. This is the reason why we are implementing this project to tap the underground water for self-sufficiency in the villages. The project took five months. Now, the villagers do not need to worry about the shortage of water anymore," she added. 

The department has built a 120-foot high wall and installed water pumps in Magyikan village by 2 February, spending K16.6 million while a 560-foot high wall was built and water pumps were installed in Taw Chaung Oo village on 2 March, spending K19.1 million. At present, the project is completed 97 per cent, according to the record of the Myinmu Township Rural Development Department.—Nay Lin Aung (IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)