Taungthaman Lake to be restored

The Taungthaman Lake will be restored to its former glory, according to Dr Soe Than, the Mandalay Region minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation.

The water in the lake has been ruined by over two decades of fish farming. Regional authorities have banned fish farming and auctions and will replace the foul water with new, fresh water once the fields nearby are harvested. The irrigation ministry will oversee the process.

The waterways that run into the lake are separated, and the catchment areas have been ruined by damming.

Maung Maung Oo, the secretary of the Sane Yaung So environmental conservation group, said a businessperson has blocked the catchment area at the Tada U Junction in Amarapura Township and that he has filed a complaint over it to the regional government.