Results

  • Social and environmental feasibility of the scheme and the technical and financial viability.
  • Wastewater management system designed for industrial area of over 800 companies.
  • Feasibility of technologies to treat wastewater improving discharge and treatment of domestic wastewater.
  • Improving the river’s drainage function and minimise flood risks by regulating flows.

The social and environmental feasibility of the scheme is being investigated by Royal HaskoningDHV alongside the technical and financial viability. This will inform the design of a waste water management system for the entire industrial area, occupied by more than 800 companies. The project, funded by the Ministry of Development and Trade in the Netherlands, is being carried out for the Yangon City Development Committee.

Untreated discharge poses a threat to humans and the ecosystem

Currently there is little or no waste water treatment in place and the discharge of domestic and industrial waste water into the Pan Hlaing River poses a threat to humans and the ecosystem. The river water quality is deteriorating and problems are set to magnify when a sluice is introduced across the river. The sluice will improve the river’s drainage function and minimise flood risks but, by regulating flows, creates the potential for stagnation of waste. 

We are exploring the feasibility of several technologies which will treat waste water from the industrial zones and improve the discharge and treatment of domestic waste water. At the same time, companies will be encouraged to comply with environmental requirements for industrial waste water treatment.