Government’s emergency water supply ready for 500 villages nationwide

In case of water shortage this summer, the government has set aside emergency water supply for 500 villages around Myanmar. Rural Development Department director U Kyaw Thu Aung from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said surveys have revealed that villages in Mandalay Region, Kayah and Rakhine states faced high possibilities of water shortages. Kayah State has four townships with 33 villages, Rakhine 25 villages, and Mandalay 46 villages in the hot zone. U Kyaw Thu Aung said the government had also allocated K81.5 million worth of fuel cost to township offices under the emergency water supply program, in case the villages face water shortages.

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