December 17, 2016

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CLEAN THE AYEYAWADY

Dredging of sandstones for proper flow of Ayeyawady reaches 70 per cent completion

A ship churns the Ayeyawady at dusk, Bagan.
A ship churns the Ayeyawady at dusk, Bagan.

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.

Sandstones being dredged and removed  from the floor of the Ayeyawady River.
Sandstones being dredged and removed from the floor of the Ayeyawady River.

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

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