September 22, 2017

New fuel handling jetty project leads to riverbank erosion: DWIR official

The confluence of Ayeyawady River and Dokhtawady River where new fuel handing jetty project is being implementated.
The confluence of Ayeyawady River and Dokhtawady River where new fuel handing jetty project is being implementated.

PREVENTION activities should be carried out near the confluence of the Ayeyawady River and the Dokhtawaddy River to protect them from riverbank erosion, said U Taing Aung Lin, director of the Mandalay Region Department of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.
He continued to say that protection activities should be undertaken before finalising the project to establish an international fuel jetty at the junction located near Amarapuya Township in Mandalay Region.
The project was initiated in February 2015 near the historic Thabyaytan Fort. The old jetty of ancient Inwa city is located on the opposite side of the current project.
High or moderate waves are formed when large-size fuel carriers cross the river that is leading to river erosion, U Taing Aung Lin added.
The port is being constructed on an 41.1-acre plot of land owned by the Myanmar Energy Sector Development Public Co Ltd. It covers 32 oil storage tanks with a storage capacity of 2 million gallons, four harbours and a 500,000-gallon water tank for fire safety. After completing the project a total of 136 oil tankers can fill fuel at the same time.

 

Aung Thant Khaing

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