WaterWorX project: WOP Mandalay Myanmar

  • Myanmar
  • Myanmar - Mandalay City Development Committee

Mandalay WaterWorX (MDY WWX) is the only WaterWorX project in Myanmar and the only Project VEI is carrying out in Myanmar.
MDY WWX works together with the Water and Sanitation department of MDDC on improving waterservices in the city of Mandalay. This is done by capacity building on different topics: 

Financially Sustainable operations 
By creating insights through management data, proposals for clearer job descriptions, HR practices and Prioritization of projects, and by setting up Standard operation procedures for maintenance activities we provided the basics for sustainable operations.

New connections
Access to water (2300 HH, basic service), was planned through the pro-poor project. Though preparation has almost finished it is unsure if realization will be finalized within Phase1.

“Indirect connections” 
This topic addresses either facilitation of other projects realizing connections or activities that enable better or more water (and thus connections). MDY WWX contributed largely in “Indirect connections” through:

  • A successful Drive Project application for realization of 20.000 house connections and water-intake, treatment and distribution with a capacity for 32.000 connections (safely managed).
  • WaterQuality: Laboratory training and hardware enabling both microbiological and chemical analysis, contributing to an unknown number of safely managed connections and better operation of the chlorination systems.
  • WaterQuantity: Tubewell regenerations resulting in an increase in production capacity. Standard operating procedures for maintenance activities enable hiher continuity in watersupply. And training in hydrological analysis and sustainable waterresourcesmanagement. 

For more information please contact:

Vera Lagendijk, Resident Project Manager in Myanmar
vera.lagendijk@vei.nl

Vera Lagendijk
RPM VEI

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