MANDALAY City Development Committee has submitted its project to construct reservoirs, water pumps, outlets and locks at targeted points in the region next year to prevent floods caused by heavy rains, especially in the east and west of Mandalay, a member said.
The MCDC projects to install locks at Mingala Canal in eastern Mandalay, a reservoir on 35th street between 65th street and 66th Street, five water pumps at Thingaza Creek in western part of the region, a new channel at the sewage filtration facility near Jivitadana Sangha Hospital.
The details of the project to put those facilities at designated places, including dams and major creeks, during the 2017-2018 fiscal year has been submitted to the regional chief minister and the mayor, said U Tun Win, head of the MCDC’s sanitation department.
After completion of the new project, the region will reduce the possible risk of flooding caused by the increased water level of the Ayeyawady River to a certain degree, he added.
The major creeks and canals of Mandalay are Payandaw Creek, Nadi Creek, Thingaza Creek and Shweta Creek Ngweta Creek, as well as Columbo Canal, Zaungkalaw Canal and Mingala Canal that flow into the Ayeyawady River through Kandawgyi Lake, Taungthaman Lake and Nankat Lake.