July 04, 2017

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Mezali sluice gate 50pc complete

Mezali sluice gate being seen under construction. Photo: Soe Win (MLA)
Mezali sluice gate being seen under construction. Photo: Soe Win (MLA)

THE construction of a sluice gate near Mezali Village in Nyaungdon Township, Ayeyawady Region, is 50 per cent complete, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.
The project, which is being implemented with a contribution of K4.9 billion (US$3,826,630) from the union government budget,
is slated for completion this March.
The project is aimed at protecting villages from floodwater and assisting local farmer’s summer paddy cultivation, according to the ministry.
Upon completion, the sluice gate will help local farmers improve their livelihoods and protect them against floods, said U Toe Nyein, assistant director of the Irrigation Department.
According to the ministry, plans to build another sluice gate near the confluence of the Panhlaing River and the Hlaing River are being drafted with the help of Dutch technologies.

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