January 5, 2021
On December 23, 2020 the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Yangon for the Project for Improvement of Water Supply Management of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) (Phase 2), a technical cooperation project.
The project aims to improve water supply services in Yangon City by strengthening the capacity of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) to manage and operate the water supply system, as well as its ability to utilize the private sector, and to operate water supply facilities. This will contribute to Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The provision of a safe water supply and stable water supply services are also essential for activities to combat COVID-19, such as hand washing.
JICA has been working to strengthen YCDC's capacity in water utility management, water treatment plant operation and maintenance, water quality management, and non-revenue water management in the Project for Improvement of Water Supply Management of the Yangon City Development Committee (July 2015-June 2021). This project will further improve what has been done, as well as enhance the private sector utilization capabilities that YCDC is considering in the water supply sector.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of the Union of Myanmar|
|Project title||The Project for Improvement of Water Supply Management of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) (Phase 2)|
|Planned implementation period||36 months|
|Executing agency||City Development Committee (YCDC), Water Resources and Water Supply Authority|
|Target region||Yangon City|
|Specific project details (provisional)||Through the placement of long-term experts and teams of experts at YCDC and by giving training, JICA will support the strengthening of water supply management and operational capacity. It will also help in the development of regulations necessary for the use of the private sector for water distribution and tariff collection services, and the improvement of the operational capacity of water supply facilities.|