On 23 and 24 March last, just after World Water Day, approximately forty urban services operators from twenty cities in Myanmar met in Magway, capital of the country’s Magway Region, for a workshop to share experiences on “non-revenue water”. Organised by GRET as part of its programme to strengthen the capacities of urban services operators initiated in 2016, the workshop received support from the French Embassy in Myanmar.
Inaugurated by M. U Zaw Min, the Magway regional minister of Trade and Development Affairs, and moderated by Dr Khin Maung Lwin, a member of the National Water Resources Committee, the discussions made it possible to illustrate the issue of “non-revenue water” for the sustainability of Myanmar water services, share local experiences and identify appropriate solutions.
After presentations by representatives of GRET and Suez Consulting, the towns of Nay Pyi Daw and Mawlamyine presented their experiences of diagnoses and implementation of measures to reduce commercial and technical losses with a view to improving the performance of the drinking water service in their territory.
A visit to the drinking water infrastructures in the town of Magway, which has a population of 75,000, enabled better understanding of local constraints. After this visit, work conducted in groups contributed to defining simplified action plans.
More information on the project to strengthen the capacities of urban services in Myanmar (in French only)