August 19, 2016

Lower House MP calls for immediate repairs to unsafe dams

Daw Khin San Hline. Photo: MNA
Daw Khin San Hline. Photo: MNA

A PROPOSAL urging the Union government to take immediate action to repair unsafe dams before the upcoming monsoon season was submitted to the parliamentary session yesterday.
In her submission of the proposal, Daw Khin San Hline, an MP for Sagaing Region’s Pale Township, said the Mone and Kyee-On Kyee-Wa dams along Mone Creek in Magwe Region are in need of repairs, and the dams pose a threat to public safety.
She called on the government to perform immediate repairs of the damaged dams, including a natural landslide dam situated at the border between China State and Sagaing Region.
“Flooding occurred across the country from July to September last year, and landslides in Chin State showed that Myanmar is facing the impact of global climate change,” added the Pyithu Hluttaw representative.
According to official figures, last year’s floods affected more than 300,000 people from 60,000 households.
MP Daw Khin San Hline stressed the need to review the projects, in which billions of kyats were invested, calling for adaptations to global climate change.
The Pyithu Hluttaw agreed to discuss the MP’s proposal and announced that representatives willing to take part in discussion are to list their names not later than 10 May.—Thein Ko Lwin


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