World Bank-Myanmar to work on national water law

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​Source: mmtimes

Date: 12 December, 2017

Public consultations on the Myanmar National Water Law will be held soon, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the opening remarks at the Third Asia Pacific Water Summit in Yangon on Monday.

"It is clear that water is the main driver of sustainable development, Myanmar is drafting the over-arching Myanmar National Water law with the assistance of World Bank and this will enter the public consultation process very soon," said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

U Cho Cho, joint secretary of the advisory group of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), said that public consultations and other necessary procedures to develop Myanmar National Water law will continue soon.

The Myanmar National Water Law has been under discussion since 2013, led by NWRC.

"Water is connected with everybody's business, so public suggestions need to be considered in the crafting of the law," he said.

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