Damage to water supply system leaves Matupi residents with acute shortage of water
12 January 2015 — Road expansion work in Matupi town, Chin State has destroyed water pipes, leaving hundreds of residents without water.
A Matupi resident, who asked not to be named, told the Chinland Guardian that they had been running out of water for weeks and that they had to buy it or go to a stream nearby for water.
“People have to join a long queue just to get a bucket of water and are also using motorbikes and cars to fetch water from the stream,” he added.
The current cost of a 20-litre bucket of water is 250 kyats, according to the Chin World Media.
Despite having been informed of the situation, Mudra, a private company in charge of the road construction, and the municipal department have not taken action to resolve the issue.
“We want to get this fixed as quickly as possible,” a town-elder said in the Chin World Media.
The Chinland Guardian cannot reach Mudra for comment.#