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Yangon waterworks get patch-up from Mitsubishi, Manila Water

Project helps to plug leaks that lose water and revenue

Maung Maung Soe, left, mayor of Yangon, shakes hands with a project official.

YANGON -- Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and Philippine utility Manila Water have reduced lost water revenue by about three-fourths here, according to a report they released Friday, through upgrading plumbing and meterage in a trial waste-reduction program.

After signing an agreement in 2014 with the Yangon City Development Committee, the companies launched a trial project to reduce so-called non-revenue water -- water that has been produced and is "lost" before it reaches the customer because of leaks, theft or inaccurate metering.

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