Mayangone Township, in Myanmar’s commercial capital will soon benefit from a safe and secure water system, according to a Yangon City Development Committee press release dated November 24.
The release said the Japan Consortium Limited Liability Company, a joint venture between TSS Tokyo Water and Tokyo Engineering Corporation partnered with YCDC to install new water pipes and meters in October.
“The project has kicked off last month after the contract has been signed and is projected to end on March 2015,” the release said.
Yangon City Development Committee Mayor U Hla Myint was quoted as saying that, “TSS Tokyo Water will be able to provide Myanmar citizens with safe and secure water system based on their expertise, experience and knowledge.”
The project includes flow meter installation, replacement of damaged house meters, pump installation, repair leakage, and integrated supply pipes.
Dr. Atsushi Masuko, president of TSS Tokyo Water, said that “local citizens in Mayangone Township will be able to enjoy purified drinking water through pipelines within the next five years as a result of this project.”
Currently, only about 38 percent of 5.15 million Yangon’s residents are served by running water.