September 23, 2017

BFM restores defunct dam in Ngathayauk Township

A local youth participating in restoration of the degnaded dam.
A local youth participating in restoration of the degnaded dam.

A DAM that has not been benefited local farmers in Ngathayauk Township for more than 30 years due to deposits of silt and sediment was been successfully dredged by the KBZ Brighter Future Myanmar foundation (BFM).
The restoration of the irrigation facility on the Magyi Shwegu River near Sat Sat Yo Village in Nyaung U District was completed yesterday at a cost of more than K25 billion.
The dam is expected to benefit more than 10,000 people from seven villages in the township.
Following a report on the condition of the dam by U Kyaw Thu, the chairman of the Free Funeral Service Society, the dredging of the dam started on 1 March 2016 with the use of heavy machinery, including bulldozers.
Rains brought by Cyclone Roanu, which crossed Upper Myanmar around 22 May, have flowed into the dam.
“We are very delighted to see rain water flow into the dam and want to express thanks to Brighter Future Myanmar and U Kyaw Thu,” said U Aung Aung, a local resident.
The dam was built in 1967, though it has faced degradation due to silt and sediment for more than 30 years.—GNLM

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