June 29, 2017

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U Thein Sein flies over flood-hit areas in Magway

President U Thein Sein meets local flood victims in Pwintbyu Township.
President U Thein Sein meets local flood victims in Pwintbyu Township.

President U Thein Sein conducted an aerial inspection over flood-hit areas of Magway Region on Wednesday morning, officials said.
In Pwintbyu, the president was briefed on the rainfall and flood situation in the region, followed by two meetings with local people.
At the Kyee-Ohn Kyee-Wa multipurpose dam project, irrigation officials reported on the inflow of water into the dam and the maintenance of the facility.
Following an inspection tour of the power station at the project, the president viewed its spillways and reservoir.
The dam has so far this year seen an average rainfall of 15.07 inches, with an inflow of 1,323,803 acre feet of water. Last year, the irrigation facility had an average rainfall of 5.08 inches with an inflow of 417,464 acre feet of water.

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