December 24, 2016

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Two successful drillings to help overcome water scarcity

The water gushes out of the well in Taunggyi. Photo: Thura Lwin
The water gushes out of the well in Taunggyi. Photo: Thura Lwin

DRILLING at two monasteries in Taunggyi, Shan State, struck water on Friday benefiting Buddhist monks, students and people facing scarcity of drinking water.
The well at Theintaung Pariratti Monastery was drilled with funds from KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar foundation BFM struck water at the depth of 565 ft with a rate of 1,500 gallons of water per hour.
A well at Maha Si Sasana Yeiktha meditation centre, at the depth of 90 ft, produces 3,000 gallons of water per hour.
“It is very surprising to see success at the drilling of two places on the same day,” said U Kyaw Kyaw Soe from BFM.
With the use of seven drilling machines, BFM has successfully drilled 146 wells so far across the country, currently drilling five wells. .
As part of its efforts to combat water scarcity problems, BFM has asked communities currently facing drought and/or a scarcity of fresh water to contact the foundation and arrange for fresh potable water to be delivered.— Thura Lwin

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