Yan­gon evicts 13 dairy farms over odour com­plaints

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - SEPTEM­BER 21, 2018 ZAW ZAW HTWE za­wza­whtwe@mm­times.com

The Yan­gon City De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee has or­dered dairy farms in In­sein town­ship to move out of the city be­cause of com­plaints about their smell, Yan­gon City Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said on Wed­nes­day.

The 13 li­censed dairy farms in Sawb­war­gyi Gone of In­sein have been or­dered to move by Septem­ber 30, Yan­gon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said at the re­gional Hlut­taw meet­ing on Thurs­day.

“We will mon­i­tor them un­til they com­plete the move,” U Maung Maung Soe told the re­gional law­mak­ers.

He said the city is­sued the order to the 13 farms be­cause the op­er­a­tors failed to im­ple­ment proper waste dis­posal sys­tems based on city guide­lines. There are 125 cows and 30 goats on the farms, which are lo­cated near Yan­gon In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

U Maung Maung Soe was re­spond­ing to con­cerns raised by U Thar Aung, an MP for In­sein, that the drains on the farms are full of cow waste, which has drawn com­plaints from nearby res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

“They (the farms) are dis­card­ing live­stock waste into the drains of the town­ship,” MP U Thar Aung told the par­lia­ment, pro­vid­ing pho­tos of the waste.

U Maung Maung Soe said that they had or­dered the farms to dis­card its wastes prop­erly by dig­ging pits, but YCDC of­fi­cials who in­spected the farms found that they had ig­nored the de­mand.

He said that per­sis­tent com­plaints about the smell by nearby res­i­dents had prompted the city evic­tion no­tice.

The farms had been granted li­censes by the vet­eri­nary and slaugh­ter­house depart­ment of YCDC.

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