Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar 

Date: 12 March 2018


​According to the Rural Development Department, 13 townships in Mandalay will be provided with water supply during the summer.


Safe drinking water is a nationwide priority. In the future, more drinking water supply will be based on piped water systems. Myanmar has many dams and reservoirs for drinking water, while villages tend to use open water ponds for water storage.


Every summer, the central part, coastal areas and the delta regions across the country face water shortage, especially in villages that rely on natural resources, which tend to dry up due to inadequate rainfall.


Director U Min Han said, "As for our department, plans are underway to supply water to 13 townships, including six villages in ThaBeikKyin, three villages in Kyaukse, seven villages in TadaU Township, one village in MyitTha Township, four villages in Meikhtila Township, 18 villages in Ma Hlaing, three villages in Wan Twin Township, 11 villages in Tha Sie, one village in NyaungU, and three villages in Kyauk Padaung.


The department will supply water, as well as cooperate with firefighters to provide large volumes of water.
The Department of Rural Development is estimated to have spent Ks 35.587959 million on water distribution.—Nadi Hlaing