Lagunpyin Project to supply 40 million gallons of water to eastern district

Lagunpyin water supply project has a target to supply 40million gallons of water per day to townships of eastern part in Yangon and Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).

The project was launched in 2013 by Yangon City Development Committee-YCDC, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency-JICA and has completed by 98 per cent.

Ten million gallons of water will be distributed to Thilawa Special Economic Zone and 30 million gallons of water will be distributed to Thaketa, Dawbon and Dagon Myothit townships.

“We are implementing to supply fresh water to the people and wasted water is also being reduced by collaboration together” said U Maung Maung Soe, Mayor of Yangon.

Yangon City Development Committee -YCDC is implementing many water projects to cover the increasing population of 2040.

“Water supply stations and water distribution pipe lines are being upgraded. 10 zones of water storage station are being implemented and the loans for the projects were also requested”, said Yangon Mayor.

The Kokkowa water project is also currently being implemented with the target date completed in 2025 to distribute to the townships of western part of Yangon.

The first and second phases of the project are targeted to produce 60 million gallons of water per day and the third phase also targeted 120 million gallons capacity of water production.

Total 205 million of daily water supply are being distributed sixty per cent of population in Yangon from the water storage stations of Hlawgar, Phuegyi, Gyobyu and Ngamoeyeik.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar