10 May 2017
(Yangon, 10 May, 2017) – MPT is distributing drinking water to areas that are affected by the worst of the dry season. Under its broader Clean and Sustainable Water Program of works to alleviate problems of water access for the most vulnerable people, this latest drive will be in action until the rains return to Myanmar.
MPT’s large regional network of staff has been drafted in to assist with the distribution of water. Employees across the country stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar and have used their participation to share their caring spirit for those without sufficient clean water at this time.
MPT has collaborated with local charity Nobel Heart in Yangon Region including in Dala Township, to ensure that the water is delivered to the places with the most need. The water donation in Yangon and Bago West will take place during the month of May, and large water trucks have already begun to make their rounds. In the dry zone of middle Myanmar, such as Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway, the distribution will be beginning at the end of May and early June to meet the driest time of the season.
“MPT is committed to helping the underprivileged in our society. Water is our most precious resource and the driest months of May and June can be difficult for some people. MPT will be distributing drinking water to 5 regions and places that are in need of immediate relief. It is part of our Clean and Sustainable Water Program which is funded to a total of 250 million kyats. This includes the latest fresh water deliveries, as well as our projects to build long-term solutions to water scarcity such as drilling new tube wells”, said Mr. Toshitake Amamiya, CEO of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
Water distribution via tanks, trucks and bottles will be in action until the monsoon rains return, and MPT’s Clean and Sustainable Water Program continues to build effective water ponds and tube wells in order that people are more resilient to dry periods in the future.