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Kubota to join $92m project to improve water supply system in Yangon

Staff Writer | December 26, 2017
Farming and construction equipment manufacturer Kubota Corp. has said it will build water supply infrastructure in Myanmar’s commercial capital of Yangon together with other Japanese and South Korean partners.
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The project is to meet growing industrial and household demand for clean water in line with the Southeast Asian country’s economic development.

The company, which also provides water environment solutions, and its partners have received orders worth about ¥10.5 billion ($92.7 million) to build a water supply system — including pumping stations, treatment facilities and pipelines — from the Yangon Municipal Government, Kubota said.

The undertaking is part of the Greater Yangon Water Supply Improvement Project aimed at enhancing water supply services, aided by soft loans from the Japanese government.

Teaming with Posco Construction & Engineering Ltd. of South Korea, Kubota will build pumping stations, distribution reservoirs and disinfection facilities at a cost of about ¥5.4 billion, scheduled for completion in two and a half years.

Kubota Construction Corp., its wholly owned subsidiary, will install 45 kilometers of pipelines, including one linking Thilawa — Myanmar’s first special economic zone, jointly developed by the private and public sectors of Japan and Myanmar — to the rest of Yangon.

The ¥5.1 billion project, to be completed in two years, will also involve Marubeni Protechs Corp., the plant engineering arm of Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp.