Ann township residents fear gas leak

Kyaw Win (Kyouk Phyu)

Narinjara News, 11 July 2016:


Local residents of Skannmaw village track under Ann Township worried about the probable gas leak from an uncovered pipeline which came out from the ground after the stream flows over it.

The gas pipeline came out from the ground in three locations namely at the mouth of Pyaung Gya stream (near Lupyo Chaung village), at Phyouk Oo stream (near upper Zin Gaung village) and one more at Masoe Ma Can stream (near Khamoung Choung village under Skannmaw village track).

“We got the information about the uncovering of gas pipeline few days back. Local people have to cross the stream whenever they go to work at their farmland. The water level of the stream is around two foot.

Now they get worried to cross the stream as the pipeline comes out of the stream,” said U Myo Lwin, chairman of Ann township gas pipeline watch out association.

He also added that the repairing work was urgently needed. Unless the pipeline in various locations was covered, the local people will continue worrying over it, he asserted.