28 Aug 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The construction of Nga Moe Yeik embankment was nearly 100 per cent complete, and it is expected to complete at the end of August, according to Yangon Region Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (Region 1). The project is implemented at the corner of Parami Street and Shwepyikhinenyar Street, near the Bailey bridge beside Nga Moe Yeik creek, (South Okkalapa Township), Yangon.
"This project is almost completed. This project implemented with spending of this year budget is part of the five Nga Moe Yeik projects. This project is targeted to complete at the end of August. We are also planning to grow a mangrove forest to sustain the river banking. We have planned to provide awareness to the residents not to throw the rubbish," said U Kyaw Win Hlaing, deputy director of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (Region 1).
The construction of Nga Moe Yeik embankment is implemented by the tender winning company named San Nyone Thit under the supervision of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The project has been implemented since March and is set to finish at the end of August. The project is implemented at the spending of K 1,205 million, according to the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (Region 1). Upon completion of the project, the embankment can reduce flooding in Ward 15 in South Okkalapa Township which has Nag Moe Yeik creek in its area, and people can breathe in the fresh air, do exercise and walk along the Nga Moe Yeik Creek.
There are 25 bends along the creek which experiences bank erosion every year. Now, it is the third year that the Directorate has been renovating the Nga Moe Yeik Creek with five bends per year. This year, the Directorate will restore 15 turns. The prevention works of the remaining ten curves will be conducted depending on the budget in the coming years, according to the Directorate of the Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (Region 1).