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Myanmar works for natural Inlay Lake conservation (2)

(Xinhua)

08:44, September 05, 2011

The project, which costs about 100,000 U.S. dollars, is being carried out with the cooperation of local travel and tour agencies.

Inlay region is well known for its outstanding natural beauty as some villages sitting on floating islands. Colorful hill tribes inhabit in surrounding fertile valleys and forested mountaintops and their hand-woven silks are a specialty of the region.

The Inlay lake with water flowing properly helps local people develop their socio-economic status, experts said.

It is stressed that Lawpyita hydropower plant, which depends on the Inlay lake and Bilu creek for water inflow is the key to accelerating socio-economic development of the country.

Inlay lake was recognized as ASEAN cultural heritage as the lake has claimed a role as ancient natural heritage in Myanmar.

Sustainablitity, proper drainage, conservation of its ecosystem and water shed areas, reforestation and survivability of biodiversity of the lake are being realized in systematic manner, the forestry authorities said.

Meanwhile, Myanmar has been drafting a proposal to seek fund for the maintenance of Inlay lake.


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