A drilling in Kolam, Shan State (South) struck water on Friday, benefiting the people facing scarcity of drinking water.
The water gushed out of the well being drilled by the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation-BFM at the depth of 290 feet with a rate of 2,000 gallons of water per hour.
With the success of the drilling, the well becomes 79th tubewell of the BFM which has been carrying out the nationwide water supply project with seven drilling machine. Meanwhile, the foundation is supplying drinking water to the people in the water scarce areas by 43 water tankers. Since early April 2016, the foundation has supplied more than 172,800 gallons of drinking water to people in villlages in Sagaing in cooperation with local volunteers. The foundation has also supplied drinking water to people in villages in Yangon Region, Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe, Magwe, Chin State, Haka, Ealam, Mandalay, Myittha, Kume, Natogyi and Kyaukse from early April to date. As part of its efforts to combat water scarcity problems, KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar foundation has asked communities currently facing drought and/or a scarcity of fresh water to contact the foundation and arrange for fresh potable water to be delivered.