Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

Urban water and sanitation infrastructure

Low-cost housing project in Yangon struggles to secure water supply

Supplying water to the estimated 100,000 residents of a new housing development in Yangon could put supplies to the rest of the city at risk, the Myanmar government has warned. Next year, the first 6000 of the 19,600 apartments now being built in the Ayeyarwun and Yadanar ...

Food and Drug Administration to test drinking water, cooking oil

The Myanmar Food and Drug Administration is taking action against peddlers of dirty “purified” water and fake peanut oil. Officials said for the safety of the public the FDA will be testing products consumed daily, going ward by ward to take samples. “First, we will take ...

YCDC searches for more water as households run dry

Only 60 percent of Yangon’s water needs are being met, officials say. The Yangon City Development Committee is hunting for fresh sources, even as work proceeds to fix leaky pipes that lose half the water they are supposed to carry. The search for water security is part ...

Water crisis looms as short monsoon, El Nino hit southern reservoir

A large reservoir that supplies water for Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces has seen its water level falling rapidly, signalling a possible severe shortage for the whole region, experts said.   “Low rainfall as an impact of El Nino has significantly lowered the water level ...

Ho Chi Minh traffic turns crazy as roads become rivers

Many people in Ho Chi Minh City have described the heavy rain on 15 September as “historical,” “worst” and “suffocating” while some just gave it a swear word.   The rain, which is possibly the biggest this monsoon, sent traffic in the country’s largest city to even more ...

Hanoi's tap water to cost more next month

Hanoi’s tap water rate will be raised by 20 percent to at least 30.5 US cents per cubic meter from next month, the capital’s water utility has said. Keep reading ...

HCMC plans 3 reservoirs to reduce flooding

The Ho Chi Minh City government plans to invest VND950 billion (US$42.3 million) on building three reservoirs to store rainwater in the next five years in a bid to reduce flooding in the city. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta's largest waste water facility opens

A new waste water treatment plant, the largest of its kind in the Mekong Delta, was put into operation on Saturday in Tra Noc Industrial Park in Can Tho, Vietnam. At the completion of the first phase of the project, the new waste water treatment facility can ...

Bangkok is sinking and may be underwater in 15 years, study says

 A new report from Thailand’s government says that Bangkok, its capital city and home to some 14 million people, could be underwater in the next 15 years thanks to a combination of sinking land and rising global sea levels.         The conclusion comes from Thailand’s National Reform ...

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