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September 23, 2019

Yazagyo Dam to drive development of Kalay Township

Located two miles north of Yazagyo village in Sagaing Region’s Kalay Township, the Yazagyo Dam is being built to reduce floods, irrigate crops and generate hydropower for local electricity consumption.
The project started in 2003 with development of the Myittha River basin.
The dam is being built on Nerinzara Creek with three saddle dikes with a total length of more than 8,900 feet, plus a 4,765-foot-long main embankment. Upon completion, the earthen dam will store 52,000 acre-feet of water to irrigate about 8,000 acres of farmlands and generate four megawatts of power.
Dredging of a 12-mile canal and five feeder canals in 28 miles of total length will be completed in 2015.
Tube-wells and lakes were dug in villages downstream of the dam to ease water shortage problems of local residents.
In the near future, the dam will irrigate farmlands as well as green the environment for development of Kalay Township in Sagaing Region.–GNLM-018

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