Myanmar people have better access to clean drinking water and flush toilets, according to a government survey. The 2019 census, conducted by the Ministry of Labour Immigration and Population, found that 82 percent of households had access to clean drinking water, while 91.4pc had access to hygienic toilets.
How many people in Myanmar have clean water?
Across the country, two in three people have clean water and decent toilets. But in many rural communities, where most people live, these figures are among the worst in Asia. A lack of sustainable public infrastructure and resources has hampered efforts to reach people with these essentials.
Is Myanmar water safe to drink?
Tap water isn’t safe to drink in Myanmar; bottled water is available throughout the country for around K300. In many restaurants, free green tea (ye-nwè-gyàn) is left in jugs on tables and is safe to drink.
Is Myanmar clean?
So far from my experience, Myanmar is in between of Sri Lanka and India. Most of the area is cleaner than India. If you happen to go Mon State, Shan State and Dawei, you will see the cleaning of individual houses. The hygiene of street food is not good as Sri Lanka yet.
What causes water scarcity in Myanmar?
“There are two causes that can lead to water scarcity in Myanmar. One is rising temperatures and another is deforestation. These two factors can cause water scarcity. Previously, Myanmar had the fourth richest sources of ground water in Southeast Asia,” said U Tun Lwin.