Mandalay IWUMD to ensure irrigated water for over 80,000 acres of monsoon paddy fields
22 July 18 - The Mandalay Irrigation Water Utilisation Management Department (IWUMD) will implement an irrigation water project to cover 82,423 acres of monsoon paddy fields in Mandalay and PyinOoLwin districts through the dam and diversion weir of Mandalay Region during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, said U Than Oo, Assistant Director of IWUMD.
Sedawgyi dam provides irrigation water for 41,952 acres of paddy fields in Madaya, 22,322 acres in Patheingyi and 10,653 acres in Amarapura townships.
Similarly, 485 acres in Patheingyi Township and 880 acres in Amarapura Township get irrigation water from the Sedawlay dam. The Kyaukse dam distributes irrigation water to 376 acres in Madaya Township, while Marlenattaung dam provides water 5,755 acres in Singu Township.
In order to have full irrigation water access for paddy fields, Sedawgyi dam has a water level of 411.6 feet, with a capacity of 307,330 feet. The water level of the Marlenattaung dam is 435.7 feet, with a capacity of 36,526 feet. For the maintenance of the dam, 36 sluice gates have been installed. Sixty timber gates in a Thaphankine flume were replaced by an iron gate to prevent water leakage, at a cost of Ks200 million.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing House)
Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar