Military-run Burma, one of the world's poorest nations, has opened its first water treatment plant in Rangoon.
The state run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said today that the plant can treat about three million gallons of sewage daily.
The paper said the plant can reduce 94% of biochemical oxygen demand and 98% of suspended solids in the sewage.
Prior to the plant's opening, sewage sludge was dumped into the Yangon River.
The government said the plant was built by Burmese engineers and technicians at a cost of 960,000 dollars.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.