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Water woes strike Mandalay

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I think this one is important for Mandalay! 

The citizens of Mandalay are becoming increasingly concerned about a polluted water supply.

Municipal authorities have confirmed they have received a number of complaints from households who say they are affected by running water tainted by rust and dirt. Some 70 percent of Mandalay’s one million urban population receive their water from the municipality.

No serious cases of illness have yet been reported.


San Yu Kyaw, a Mandalay-based news reporter, told DVB that tap water has recently become visibly unsanitary, with a brown rusty colour and foul smell.

“When I went for a shower this morning, I saw dirt in the water. I don’t know if came through the pipes or from the water tank, but I definitely will not be boiling it [to drink],” he said.


Mandalay’s water supply programme was implemented 20 years ago with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Thet Naing Tun, the joint-secretary of the Mandalay municipal committee, said officials are responding to the complaints but their capacity is limited because of the budget.



We must be take care of this problem before it gets so serious!  

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