SAC Chairman PM Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects arrangements to provide water to Kandawgyi Lake in Sittway

Ministry of Information/ Naypyitaw / March 31, 2023

CHAIRMAN of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing yesterday afternoon inspected providing of water to Kandawgyi Lake in order to supply water to Sittway of Rakhine State.

Officials reported on providing underground water to Kandawgyi Lake and water requirement of Sittway.

In his response, the Senior General instructed officials to conduct tests for tapping underground water in order to provide water into the Kandawgyi Lake which plays a key role in supplying water to Sittway.

The Senior General launched the supply of water through the underground water pipeline to Thinganet Dam and Kandawgyi Lake.

The Senior General viewed the upper soil, pieces of stone and shale layer which came out from the soil test in Kandawgyi Lake.

At the site where the underground water tapping process by the tube well in Sittway Quality Strain Farm, the Senior General heard reports on the sites chosen for sinking in tube wells in the 40-acre farm, pouring out of freshwater from tube wells, the content of seawater mixed with freshwater in some sites and preparations to send water to Kandawgyi Lake by pipelines via the water collecting tanks from the already sunk tube wells and the sinking wells by Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Min Naung and officials.

The Senior General stressed the need to systematically calculate the possible volume of underground water. Reliance should not be put on underground water alone, and rainwater needs to be collected for supplying fresh water.

The Senior General viewed round sinking tube wells and gave necessary guidance.

In accord with the guidance of the Senior General, geophysical feasibility studies are being conducted at the possible sites of tube wells to provide underground water to Kandawgyi Lake. In so doing, the 4,400 feet long water pipeline was laid from Thinganet Dam to Kandawgyi Lake to supply water to the lake from yesterday. Moreover, preparations are being made to lay water pipelines and install water pumps for providing more water to the lake from other tube wells. The lake has a storage capacity of 481.10 million gallons of water, Kandawnge-1 and 2, Kandawlay and Triangle Lake, 62.37 million gallons of water, the extended lake, 119.59 million gallons of water and Satyoekya Lake1 and-2 120 million gallons of water. Providing underground water to Kandawgyi Lake will greatly contribute to a sufficient supply of water to Sittway.



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Yangon Region Government / September 30, 2021

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Yangon Region Government / September 30, 2021

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MoH Union Minister holds coordination meeting on RDT use for international flight passengers, inspects preparations at Yangon International Airport

Ministry of Information/ Naypyitaw / April 29, 2022

UNION Minister for Health Prof Dr Thet Khaing Win presided over a coordination meeting on plans to change into an RDT system for international flights on 27 April.

During the meeting, the Union minister said the infection rate of COVID-19 has declined in most regional countries, including Myanmar. Specific activities are also prioritized systematically to ease COVID-19 rules and regulations as the COVID-19 vaccine coverage becomes high.

The government also arranged to ensure the reopening of international flights and systematic COVID-19 health rules for the tourist and Myanmar citizen arrivals to develop the country’s global tourism industry.

He also talked about the declining positive cases among the passengers in commercial flights and relief flights, challenges in the resumption of commercial aviation, and the COVID19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) to save time and money for flight passengers.

Then, meeting attendees discussed proper services for passengers, plans to change into RDT (draft) and current challenges during the resumption of international flights, visas, health insurance, collection of Myanmar kyats for RDT test, preparations to avoid mass gatherings in RDT test section at the airport, taking swab samples, quality RDT test kits and other matters.

The Union minister instructed necessary things and concluded the meeting.

The Union minister and relevant officials inspected the preparations to conduct COVID-19 tests using RDT on the passengers of regular international flights at Yangon International Airport yesterday.

During the inspection tour, the Union minister instructed officials to systematically collect data from passengers, swab samples, the opening of more swab counters to avoid mass gathers while waiting for their test results, establish an exchange counter, welfare of airport staff and disease control activities when the results show positive.

The Ministry of Health allowed the international flights starting 17-4-2022 as per COVID-19 health rules under the COVID-19 Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment and decided to use RDT at the Yangon International Airport soon to save the cost as the infection rate drops.