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Water demand, sanitation top agenda at Myanmar summit

Infrastructure lags behind in Asia-Pacific region's fast-growing cities

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers opening remarks at the third Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Yangon. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

YANGON -- The slow pace of water infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region that has failed to keep up with urbanization is among the issues national representatives are expected to discuss at a summit here.

"Water is essential for economic growth," Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, said in opening remarks for the Asia-Pacific Water Summit Monday.

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