THE current dredging operation to return proper flow to the Ayeyawady River near Katha Township is slated for completion at the end of this month, according to Water Resources Utilisations Department in Mandalay.
The department has been dredging sandbanks in the river to ensure the safe mooring of vessels at Katha jetty since last month, said U Toe Aung Lin, assistant director of the department.
According to the department, it is set to take one month for completion of dredging operation expected to cost K70 million.
Upon completion, there will be swift flow of commodities via waterway which is the cheapest mode of transport in the region, said a local merchant in Katha Township.
Aung Thant Khaing