Seven houses on the banks of the Ayeyawady River in Ngazun Township, Mandalay Region will be relocated due to erosion.
Mandalay Region Electric Power, Energy and Construction head U Zarni Aung inspected the riverbank on Saturday.
A portion of the bank 350 feet in length and about 130 feet in breadth at its widest section eroded inwards 5 feet due to changing currents. As a result, houses up to 75 feet away from the collapsed bank will have to be relocated. “(A request for) funds to prevent erosion have been submitted to the region government and it is expected that we will get the funds in December,” said U Kyaw Myint Than, Assistant Director of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.
Aung Thant Khaing