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IFC statement on stakeholder consultation meeting in Taunggyi

The consultation meeting in Taunggyi on September 12 was attended by representatives from relevant government agencies including forest, agriculture, mining, irrigation, water resources utilization, department of natural disaster, department of hydropower implementation and rural development, among ...
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Disaster Risk Reduction -Team arrives in Myanmar to advise on floodings

Source: DSS Water / DRR Team - On 15 September a DRR-Team counting 4 Dutch experts arrived in Myanmar, after DRR-Team has been selected at the beginning of this month. Their objective: a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in Mid-August. These floods led to more than 110.000 displ...
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Hundreds of Yangon activists join Global Climate Strike

23 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hundreds of people marched in downtown Yangon on Sunday as part of the Global Climate Strike to demand that action be taken to address the worsening effects of climate change around the world. At least 200 protesters gathered in front of Bogyoke Market and marched...
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Mon Minister says he does not want to spark fear over potential landslide disaster sites

21 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Mon State government minister of natural resources and environment conservation Dr. Min Kyi said that they did not provide information on potential landslide sites in advance as they did not want people to get concerned over the potential for this form of natural disast...
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Most businesses in Myanmar not disaster-ready, experts say

19 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most businesses in Myanmar are not prepared for natural disasters that hit the country every year, such as drought, cyclones, landslides and floods, experts said. U Soe Tun, co-chair of the Myanmar Private Sector Disaster Management Network, said private businesse...
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Details Scarce on Funding, Planning for Flood Prevention at New Yangon City Project

18 Sep 19 - Source: The Irrawady - YANGON—Lying 5 meters below mean sea level, receiving a large amount of rainfall during the monsoon season and surrounded by waterways on three sides, the nearly 20,000-acres of land on the west bank of the Yangon River that lie directly across from Myanmar's comme...
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ျမစ္အတြက္ ေနရာေပးပါ – “တာေတြရဲ႕ ျပႆနာ” - Room for the River – “The Problem with Levees”

(ေရႀကီးေရလွ်ံမႈေတြကို တားဆီးကာကြယ္ရာမွာ တာေတြဟာ အလြန္အဖိုးတန္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ သူတို႔တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္း အေပၚမွာ မွီခိုလြန္းေနတာက အလုပ္မျဖစ္ဘူးဆိုတာ လြန္ခဲ့တဲ့ ရာစုႏွစ္တစ္ခုကထဲက သိခဲ့ၾကတဲ့အရာပါ။) မစၥစ္စီပီ၊ မစ္ဆိုရီ၊ အိုဟိုင္ယိုး၊ အီလီႏြာနွင့္ အျခား မ်ားစြာေသာ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းရွိ ျမစ္ႀကီးမ်ားအားလံုး၏ သမိ...
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Shan people oppose IFC’s study promoting dams in Namtu river: NGO

16 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan people are opposing a study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, because it promotes the building of dams on the Namtu River, according to Action for Shan State Rivers, a local non-governmental organization. Ci...
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Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

15 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Companies Group. They will reportedly grow trees by aerial seeding in five pl...
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Myanmar at risk from worsening climate crisis

14 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - The risks of climate change to Myanmar were discussed at a seminar for MPs organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Naypyitaw this week. The event held on September 9 gave MPs from seven Hluttaw committees a chance to discuss the issue with three ...
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Ministry urges farmers to save water

10 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has urged farmers to use water more efficiently as there is less water behind the country's more than 300 reservoirs and dams despite the current rainy season. The monsoon, which started in late May, is due to ...
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Regional Informational Workshop on Deep Seabed Resources and Blue Economy for ASEAN & BIMSTEC Countries held in Nay Pyi Taw

10 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Regional Informational Workshop on Deep Seabed Resources and the Blue Economy for ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries was held at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. Myanmar is the first nation in ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries to host this w...
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Spectators throng to see traditional boat-rowing race in Meiktila

10 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A Myanmar traditional boat-rowing competition was flagged off at 10 am on 9 September in Meiktila Town as part of the 136th Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Buddha Pujaniya Festival, and attracted huge crowds from nearby towns and villages and visitors from acro...
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25 factories cleared to export fish to EU

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -​​ The authorities have granted permission to 25 cold-storage factories to export fish to the EU market so far, according to the Fisheries Department. However, the factories will be struck off the list, if they fail to export fish within six months, i...
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Clay pots find new market along Shweli River

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Earthen pots are now available in the villages located on the banks along the Shweli, a river serving as a boundary between Katha District of Sagaing Region and northern Shan State. Once, villagers of the area had to buy clay pots they used mostly as...
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