New Sewage Treatment Plants Planned for Rangoon

By The Irrawaddy 16 February 2016

RANGOON — Rangoon’s municipal body is planning to build a number of sewage treatment plants throughout the city with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), state-run media reported on Tuesday.

The new plants are expected to cater for almost 50 percent of the commercial capital’s population, according to an official from the Yangon City Development Committee, quoted by the Global New Light of Myanmar.

No commencement date or deadlines were specified.

The YCDC official told the state-run daily that Rangoon’s current sewage system is “no longer able to treat sewage water” and that only six townships currently have septic tank systems.