August 19, 2016

New Pump Station Opened in Nyaunghnapin

Opening of new pump station by H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, H. E. U Hla Myint and Mr. Keiichiro Nakazawa.
Opening of new pump station by H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, H. E. U Hla Myint and Mr. Keiichiro Nakazawa.

The new pump station for water transmission and distribution in Nyaunghnapin water treatment plant was opened at Nyaunghnapin. This is the Lot 1 component of the Grant Aid, “Project for Urgent Improvement of Water Supply System in
Yangon City”. The second component of the Project, Lot2, includes renewal of water distribution pipeline from Kokhine Reservoir to Mayangone Township along Kaba Aye Pagoda Road and
water distribution network in Yankin Township. This project is under construction and targeted to be completed in the first half of 2016.
The new pump station was opened by H.E. U Hla Myint, Mayor of Yangon City, H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, Minister-counselor of the Embassy of Japan and Mr. Keiichiro Nakazawa, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Myanmar Office and addresses were made by them. The operation of four pumps newly installed was initiated by H.E. U Hla Myint.
Later, pump station and related facilities were handed over by Mr. Akihito Takahashi, Infrastructure Business Group of Torishima Pump MFG Co., Ltd to U Myint Oo, Chief Engineer, Engineering Department (Water and Sanitation) of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
The ceremony came to an end with the closing address by U Soe Si, Committee Member of YCDC.
Because of the heavy flood in December 2012, there were some failures in pump station of Nyaunghnapin, which led limited water supply to the city. Upon completion of the Project, full water capacity of 45 million gallon per day can be supplied to 1.8 million citizens in the North Dagon, South Dagon, East Dagon, Dagon Seikkan, North Okkalapa, South Okkalapa, Dawbon, Tharketa and Thingangyun Townships.
The Grant Agreement, ceiling amount of One Billion and Nine Hundred Million Japanese Yen (JPY 1,900,000,000) was signed in September 2013 between YCDC and JICA. The construction of the Lot1 part of the Project started in May 2014, and was completed within 20 months thanks to strong commitment and continuous effort of YCDC, consultant (TECI) and contractor (Torishima Pump). During the Project implementation, YCDC staffs were able to obtain On-The-Job training (OJT) for pump operation and maintenance in order for them to carry out sustainable operation and maintenance of the pump station in future.
The successful completion of the Project is the result of close coordination between YCDC, JICA and all other people who are associated with the Project, which further leads to stronger friendship between the people of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of Japan.


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