Mawlamyine, April (28)

The majority of Mon State’s townships are experiencing water shortages, but the military council has yet to help resolve the issue, leaving the people to deal with it on their own, the locals told Than Lwin Times.

After Thingyan, the townships of Mawlamyine, Chaungsone, Paung, Kyaikmaraw, Modon, and Thanbyuzayat in Mon State are experiencing acute water shortages because of the extreme temperatures.

A representative of the philanthropic group stated, “Water scarcity impacts not only the cities’ neighborhoods but also the villages, and yet the fire department only gave an insignificant supply of water to commemorate Fire Brigade Day. We’ve been unable to pump the underground water since a month ago”.

In the past, officials from the departments of fire brigade, municipal, police, general administration, and other departments would provide water and water resources when there were water shortages in the state, but currently there is no such kind of aid.

A resident told Than Lwin Times, “The ponds and wells have dried up because of extreme heat, and there is no water to use at all, so we are relying on charitable group”.

When there was a water shortage in the wards and villages under the previous administration, the appropriate departments were ready to assist, but locals reported that these actions had lessened under the military regime.

Extreme temperatures in the country have exacerbated the problem of water scarcity in the country, and if the monsoon season arrives late, the situation may worsen, according to meteorologists.

Mon State has seen water scarcity every year, but its worst periods were 2008 and 2019, and the population are currently suffering another round of water scarcity due to the extreme heat.

News-Than Lwin Times

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