September 23, 2017

VP U Nyan Tun attends 2016 World Water Day celebration

Vice President U Nyan Tun poses for photo together with dignitaries at World Water Day 2016 celebration. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun poses for photo together with dignitaries at World Water Day 2016 celebration. Photo: MNA

VICE PRESIDENT U Nyan Tun addressed a ceremony to celebrate World Water Day 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his address, the vice president stressed the need to turn Myanmar into a water-efficient country by fully implementing the country’s integrated water resources management plan by 2020.
He also highlighted the importance of investing in the water sector, including water supply and sanitation, personal hygiene, environmental cleanliness, irrigation and hydropower, in order to maintain parallel infrastructure development and capacity building in human resources.
Calling for cooperation between the government and the people to promote the water sector, the vice president emphasised the need for public awareness, participation, consultation and education on sustainable water management.
According to the vice president, plans are underway to promulgate the Water Law following the formation of the National Water Resources Management Committee in 2013 and the adoption of a Water Policy in 2014.
The country is implementing the process of ensuring integrated water resources management in cooperation with the Netherlands and international organisations on water sector development as well, he added.
Next, the task force leader of the World Bank’s Ayeyawady Integrated River Basin Management project gave a presentation on the activities of the National Water Resources Management Committee, followed by addresses from officials from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar and the Australia Agency for International Development.
Following the speeches, the vice president and party perused booths displayed at the World Water Day ceremony.—Myanmar News Agency

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