16 December 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar
Yangon City Development Committee has targeted the completion of Lagunpyin water supply project by March 2022.
The project will supply water to four Dagon Myothit townships, Thakayta Township and Dawbon township.
Upon completion of the project, Lagunpyin water supply project can distribute about 40 million gallons of water daily including 13 million gallons to water supply Zone 7 in Dagon Myothit (North) and (East), 14 million gallons to water supply Zone 8 in Dagon Myothit (South) and (Seikkan), three million gallons to water supply Zone 2 in Thakayta and Dawbon and 10 million gallons to Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
The project involves the construction of service reservoirs and pumping stations in each zone. Besides, the water will be supplied to each zone from the service reservoir. Regarding the water supply to each zone, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system will be practised to supply water pressure equally of District Meter Area (DMA).
Moreover, the service reservoir and pumping station of water supply Zone 7 are constructed in Ward 131, Dagon Myothit (East) Township. The service reservoir can accommodate 4.6 million gallons, and the pumping station can distribute 700,000 gallons of water per hour. And, the service reservoir and the pumping station of water supply Zone 8 is constructed in Ward 69, Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township. Its service reservoir can accommodate 6 million gallons, and the pumping station can distribute 1.1 million gallons of water per hour for its township and 380,000 gallons of water per hour for Thilawa SEZ.
The water for Thilawa SEZ will be transmitted from the service reservoir from Zone 8. So far, the construction of service reservoir and the pumping station are completed in water supply Zones 7 & 8. The electric power substation is being constructed to access electricity to generate the pumping station. The electricity can be accessed from Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) very soon, and the pumping station can be generated.
YCDC carries out the water purification plant, which is part of the project. Now, it has already generated on a trial basis. The plant is located near the junction of No 2 and No 7 roads. The plant will refine the water from Lagunpyin Dam. That is the reason why we called it the Lagunpyin water supply project. Other parts of the project are carried out with the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to the announcement.
To be able to implement the Lagunpyin water supply project, YCDC has negotiated the detailed plans to access the loan from JICA Appraisal Mission and conducted the field inspection in early 2013. On 5 September 2014, Myanmar and Japan government signed an exchange of note and a loan agreement. Japan government granted ¥23.683 billion with 0.01 interests for 40 years. The consultant companies are being selected per JICA's guideline, and joint venture with Nihon Suido Consultants Co., Ltd and Grontmij A/S consultant company entered into a contract on 23 July 2015. The construction of the project was started in January 2018. (Translated by Hay Mar)