Yangon mu­nic­i­pal­ity sup­ports 4th Clean Yangon Cam­paign

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - NAW BETTY HAN naw­bet­ty­han@mm­times.com

YANGON Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the pol­lu­tion con­trol and clean­ing de­part­ment will sup­port the 4th Clean Yangon Cam­paign, said U Zaw Win Naing, head as­sis­tant of the pol­lu­tion con­trol and clean­ing de­part­ment.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity al­ways par­takes in the Clean Yangon Cam­paign by sup­ply­ing peo­ple and ma­te­rial to the ef­fort.

“The waste prob­lem does not only con­cern the mu­nic­i­pal­ity but also the peo­ple. We can man­age the is­sue with the help of the pub­lic,” he said

This cam­paign raises aware­ness about the garbage is­sue. This is the cam­paign’s fourth it­er­a­tion. This time, there will be over a thou­sand vol­un­teers dis­patched in about 40 groups. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity will pro­vide over 50 peo­ple, six mini-garbage trucks, two big rub­bish trucks and trash-bags for this cam­paign, he added.

“Our team split in four groups for the cam­paign. It will take place in Ka­maryut town­ship. Team 1 will cover Uni­ver­sity Road; Team 2 will work along In­sein Road; Team 3 will be in U Htun Lin Chan Road; and Team 4 will be un­der the Hledan Cross­over. Each team will col­lect waste and raise aware­ness,” said U Sann Maung Maung, the co­or­di­na­tor of the Clean Yangon Cam­paign. This cam­paign fo­cuses on crowded and flooded places. The slo­gan of the cam­paign is “Lend a hand for a clean and green Yangon”.

“Yangon al­ways faces floods dur­ing the rainy sea­son which dis­rupts the garbage and ditch sys­tem. We have to solve the is­sue by our­selves,” U Sann Maung Maung said.

Yangon works in co-or­di­na­tion with 45 town­ships which pro­duce about 2700 tons of rub­bish a day. Flood­ing al­ways hap­pens in crowded ar­eas like Ka­maryut town­ship and down­town.

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