Coca-Cola is bringing safe drinking water and basic sanitation infrastructure to more than 12,500 villagers in Myanmar, including 1,000 school children, in partnership with Pact.
The clean water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program aims to improve the socioeconomic wellbeing of the communities neighboring
Coca-Cola Myanmar and Pact celebrated the program this week at a handover ceremony with local township authorities and community members.
“Lack of access to clean water is one of the greatest obstacles in economic growth and overcoming poverty in developing countries,” said Erica Tubbs Baadzhi, program director for Pact. “This has been a major challenge for Myanmar with its arid climate during summer months and infrastructure challenges.
She continued, “WASH programs like the one we have launched with The
Coca-Cola and Pact are building three deep tube wells – each equipped with submersible pumps and gravity flow towers – to provide year-round access to clean water. The partners have constructed 26 latrines in three schools and installed water treatment units. They also are hosting training sessions to ensure local leaders can sustainably manage and maintain water systems on their own, and educating communities and school children on the importance of good hygiene.
“Water is a vital resource for communities and also the economy. For
As part of its global water stewardship commitment,