December 09, 2016

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BFM’s water supply project opens in two villages in southern Shan State

Water gushing out of the tube-well in Myogyi Village.
Water gushing out of the tube-well in Myogyi Village.

A water supply project with four tube-wells and water supply facilities sponsored by KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation was inaugurated in Myogyi Village and Kyungyi Village in Ywagan Township, Shan State (South) on 29th October, benefiting local people.
The two tube wells and a concrete water tank with a storage capacity of 2,00 gallons each were established in the two villages, supplying drinking water to more than 5,100 people in total and cattle
in the villages.
“Thanks to the water supply facilities, we can get access to drinking water sufficiently and no longer need to worry for scarcity of water,” said a villager.
As part of its water supply project, the philanthropic foundation has successfully drilled more than 180 tube wells in the areas which were experiencing water scarcity.
BFM has brought back home 2,294 Myanmar nationals, who were detained at 11 camps in Malaysia, in October, providing them upon their arrival with K100,000 each and clothes.
The philanthropic foundation also sponsored returns of more than 3,100 Myanmar nationals from Malaysia, more than 500 from Port Blair, India, and more than 510 trafficked workers from Benjina Island, Indonesia, last year.
As part of the effort to brace for La Nina in the upcoming winter, the BFM has imported clothing from China at the cost of more than US$2million to distribute to residents, including IDPs, in areas which are expected to experience extreme cold weather.
The warm clothes were delivered to ethnic people in Lahe, Naga Self-administered Zone, IDPs in Myaing Gyi Ngu and Maethawaw in Kayin State, to IDPs in Namtu and ethnic people in the Mandalay Region. The delivery of warm clothes to areas which are expected to be hit by extreme cold weather continues, the BFM said.
The foundation has also established K100 million-disaster preparedness fund each in fourteen regions and states this year.

 

Thura Lwin (Eco)

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