CONSTRUCTION of a new drain was started as of 26 January in response to calls from Shwe Kyet Yet village and nearby villages which are suffering from the impact of water pollution in Amarapura Township, Mandalay, according to the Water Resources Utilisation Department.
The drain is being built with the contribution of the additional budget of Mandalay Region government following the report of the Amarapura Township representative in Parliament.
Regarding disagreements over the drain construction by farmers from Yintaw village, U Toe Aung Lin, staff officer of the department, said that the department aims to benefit local people. “Our livelihoods depend on lands which are situated in the area of the drain construction,” said U Myo Myint, a farmer from the village.
Aung Thant Khaing