September 20, 2017

President inspects waterway conservation projects

President U Thein Sein with members of Nyaung Shwe’s Township’s local community at Phaungdaw U Pagoda on Friday.
President U Thein Sein with members of Nyaung Shwe’s Township’s local community at Phaungdaw U Pagoda on Friday.

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein inspected a number of projects in Shan State yesterday that aim to protect the ecology of the region.
During a visit to Inlay Lake in Nyaung Shwe Township of Shan State, the president oversaw silt removal for the proper flow of water in Inlay Lake and its waterways, which is necessary to protect the lake from being damaged.
Other restoration and conservation works include the dredging of sediment along Ngaphe waterway as it leads to Phaungdaw U Pagoda and the fencing the waterways to prevent farmlands from
encroaching the waterway.
The President continued on to Phaungdaw U Pagoda, where he paid his respects, donated cash and greeted local residents. The president stressed the need for a coordinated approach to reforestation, ensuring effective land use and modernising agricultural techniques. The president announced that a dredger is on its way from the Netherlands soon and will soon become a vital part of efforts to conserve the area’s natural waterways.
During his inspection of Nadi Lake in Nyaung Shwe Township, the President was briefed on the progress made to date on its restpration.  Nadi Lake feeds water into more than 800 acres of farmland and supplies water to Inle Lake when the latter’s water level drops.
The President then heard reports from the Waminn group of companies on the installation of water treatment equipment for Inphawkhon village and plans to provide 8,000 people a day in potable water using a water treatment solution.
The president also donated provisions to monks at Namthu monastery.

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