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Sino-Myanmar pipeline does not meet international standards, says MP

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NAY PYI TAW—The Kyauk Phyu-China pipeline has failed to meet international standards and is cracked in some places, MP Tun Aung Kyaw (Ponnagyun) told a Union assembly held yesterday.

Tun Aung Kyaw made the comment during a parliamentary hearing to determine what the authorities can do to prevent harm to villages, farmland, forest and local residents along the pipeline route.

According to the MP’s analysis, the depth of land required to bury the pipeline should be at least 15 feet and the inner and outer walls of the pipeline must be three inches thick. According to locals, the actual depth of the pipeline is five or six feet and the pipe itself is only 1.5 inches thick. When the engineers conducted a trial test with water inside the pipeline in May last year, the pipeline cracked from the pressure and water shot out from the broken places, he said.

The intensity of the spray damaged medium-sized trees, and four locations between Kyat Yae San and Padun Road were seriously damaged. Road blockage and ground cracking is occurring because the depth, the jointing and soil placement have failed to meet international standards. The MP said he also wanted to know whether the government has arrangements for the protection of villages, farmland, forests and local residents living along the pipeline route. [...]

 

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How is it that no one thought of checking the 1.5 inches thick outer wall of the pipeline that it is not 3 inches thick?

 

Or the fact that it was buried six feet under without a trial test first?

 

The management of the whole project is pretty shocking...

 

In other words,it's like saying "don't worry,we'll clean up the mess afterwards"?..:P


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That's why I shared this article... I really cannot understand what happened there. The worse thing is that they are indeed trying to clean up the mess and to arrange things with this unsafe pipeline.

 

“If the pipeline is damaged by some effects, we have arranged for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology to monitor the leakage. We have arranged to provide necessary equipment during a disaster, to give training to emergency response teams, to save funds for emergency cases, and to make contact with local hospitals in any urgent situation,” the deputy minister said.

 

Yeah lets pay for the amputees and victims of a disaster if it ever happened. 

How can ministers or any other authorities say things like that? Don't we say better prevent than heal. Why do we have standard if they just don't care and built it like this. 

This should not operate ever unless it is fully redone again, it is gas pipeline, it's too dangerous to play with that.


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"Better prevent than to heal"


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