Dredging of sandstones for proper flow of Ayeyawady reaches 70 per cent completion
DREDGERS are conducting the removal of sandstones from the Ayeyawady River to ensure the proper flow of the waterway which helps watercraft run safely, according to the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in Mandalay.
The dredging of sandstones has been carried out near Ywathit village in Ngazun Township in the region, said Director U Win Hlaing of the department, adding that works have reached 70 per cent completion.
Upon completion, cargo ships will be able to smoothly run along the Nat Sin Kyauk-Nyaungyin waterway, said the director.
According to an engineer at the worksite, skill plays a vital role in removing stones which is harder than dredging sand.
Completion of the dredging work which is under the Ayeyawady river development project is slated for next month. A fund of K9.5 million is allocated to the project.
Aung Thant Khaing