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September 21, 2019

Purified drinking water supply facility benefits over 23,300 residents in Pinlaung

Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut and officials inaugurate the drinking water supply facility in Pinlaung, Shan State. Photo : MNA
Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut and officials inaugurate the drinking water supply facility in Pinlaung, Shan State. Photo : MNA

A purified drinking water supply project jointly implemented by the Department of National Races Development Affairs under the Ministry of Border Affairs and a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization, Terra People Association (TPA) was inaugurated on 28 June at the Myatheintan Monastery in PaO Self-Administered Zone, Pinlaung Township, Southern Shan State.
The event was attended by Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Than Htut, Patron of the Pa-O National Organization U Aung Kham Hti, Chairman of the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone leading body U Khun San Lwin, the Shan State government ministers, representatives from Japanese Embassy and the TPA, officials from the Ministry of Border Affairs and local people.
First, Chief Minister of Shan State, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Border Affairs, Chairman of the PaO Self-Administered Zone leading body, representatives from the Japanese Embassy and the TPA unveiled the stone inscription of the water supply facility.
Then the State Chief Minister and party opened the ceremony and observed the process of joining electrical cables, water pumping machines from the reservoirs and utilization of water.
At the second session of the ceremony, Patron of the PaO National Organization U Aung Khan Hti, the State Chief Minister, Deputy Minister of Border Affairs Ministry, Chairman of the PaO Self-Administered Zone leading body and an official from the Japanese Embassy delivered speeches.
Next, the representative from the TPA explained about the donation made at the event. Following this, a town dignitary extended his gratitude on behalf of the local people.
The project can be provided to the nine water storage tanks that can hold some 7600 gallons with the use of water pumping machines from two reservoirs holding 86000 gallons of water.
As a result, some 23389 people from 2336 villages, including Yinhme ward, Sintaung village, Hteetali village, Tinhtat village, War Pyone village and Taunglay village in Pinlaung
Township facilities the water supply.
Then, the Deputy Minister and party inspected the road construction projects of Payar Phyu-Teekwal-Paw Inn Myay road covering ¼ miles, two 50-feet-long concrete bridges on Htiyway Htiyine roads, construction of a 3-mile-long concrete Htiye-Htiyepaung-Paungpyone road. He also gave guidance to the officials.—MNA
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)

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