September 26, 2017

Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects construction and reclamation works in Sagaing Region

Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects the Yazagyo Dam in Sagaing. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects the Yazagyo Dam in Sagaing. Photo: MNA

As Chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected the Yazagyo Dam in Sagaing Region yesterday.
Department officials briefed U Henry Van Thio on arrangements for electricity generation, irrigation capacity and stability of the facility, with local officials explaining the ongoing rehabilitation of Kalay region and measures for disaster preparedness, after serious flooding last year.
After hearing the briefings, U Henry Van Thio urged officials to clear all doubts and anxieties from the mind of the people by feeding the correct information about the safety of the dam.
The Yazagyo dam is located on the Nerinzara creek two miles north of Kalay township in Sagaing Region. The facility can feed 52,000 acres of fields, with  a capacity to annually generate 21 billion kilowatt hours of electricity on average.
U Henry Van Thio also inspected the reclamation of creeks and the construction of bridges in nearby villages. —Myanmar News Agency

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