Dams Not Worth a Damn for Farmers in Arakan State
24 Mar 2023
Written By Gaung
Some 13 miles to the west of Kyauktaw in Arakan State, there lies a majestic mountain range known as Arkar. At the foot of the mountain range is a large reservoir named after a local village called Pyaing Chaung.
“The reservoir fails to serve its primary purpose except that it will release some water during heavy rainfall in the rainy season. So, the reservoir just sits idle,” said U Tun Kyaing Maung, the administrator of Pyaing Chaung...