Thailand firm to build new urban centre with construction ministry

28 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The construction ministry inked a deal with a Thai firm to build a US$1 billion "smart city" in northeastern Yangon. The JV agreement - signed last Friday - would pave way to more than 30,000 new jobs and US$60 million in direct tax, the two sides said. The minist...
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National Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Myanmar (2017-2030)

​The National Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan is the first national initiative aimed at institutionalising waste management and offers a visionary document and strategic guide to address key issues, needs and challenges whilst raising awareness amongst key stakeholders towards achieving a ...
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Clean up, waste clean up……. Saving Yangon river for an hour

River Clean Up Campaign was yearly organized at Botahtaung river front to give a message to the public becoming more aware of river pollution in Yangon river. with the collaboration of the embassy of the kingdoms of the Netherlands and Think Maritime Company limited, volunteers led by Yangon City De...
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Mon State a sweet spot for maritime trade, tourism: Picon-Deed

27 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Maritime trade and tourism in Mon State can level up with better transport and power supply, according to a property market report.​Yangon-based Picon-Deed Property Consultants released its study this month on Myanmar's southern state highlighting how its mineral ...
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Sediment Behaviour in Yangon Estuary & Water Injection Dredging Workshop at Novotel Yangon Max Hotel

IntroductionPartners for International Business (PIB) project was developed since 2018 in Myanmar and it was about the collaborating for water and climate resilient Yangon between the Dutch government and Myanmar government. The workshop is part of a program of Dutch Partnership for Urban Water and ...
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French team makes documentary about ‘Life of Ayarwaddy River’ in Mandalay

25 Jan 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Crew of Step by Step Production TV channel from France shot youths undergoing training at the 'Bamathway Myanmar traditional lethwei club' in Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay Region as well as scenes of Gawein jetty yesterday.The crew also made a doc...
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Projects in Rakhine on track to bring development to state: Indian ambassador

22 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - India's ambassador to Myanmar emphasised on Monday that all projects being undertaken by India in Rakhine State are aid projects for the welfare of the people of the state. Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar said this during a ceremony in Sittwe, Rakhine, to handed ove...
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Japan provides funding for four infrastructure projects

22 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Japan announced yesterday that it is providing loans totalling ¥120.9 billion (US$1.1 billion) to Myanmar for four infrastructure projects.Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Ichiro Maruyama and Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Maung Maung...
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Mandalay disaster response team to work with other groups in the north

20 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Mandalay Disaster Response Team has joined forces with other charitable groups in northern Myanmar to strengthen its ability to respond to emergencies in the region and neighbouring areas. The organisation was formed in 2016 with members of more than 20 charit...
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သဘာဝတရားနှင့်လူသားများအား ပထမဉီးစားပေးလျှင် ဘာဖြစ်လာနိုင်သလဲ

Copenhagenမြို့သည် မြို့ပေါင်း၄၀၏မြို့တော်ဝန်များစုံညီပွဲတော် (C40 Mayors summit)ကို အိမ်ရှင်အဖြစ် လွန်ခဲ့သောလက လက်ခံကျင်းပခဲ့သည်။ ထိုပွဲသို့ ကမ္ဘာပေါ်ရှိသဘာဝပတ်ဝန်းကျင်အရေးအလေးအထားဆုံးနိုင်ငံများမှ မြို့တော်ဝန်များနှင့်မြို့ပြစီမံကိန်းရေးဆွဲသူပေါင်း ၁၀၀၀ကျော်တက်ရောက်ခဲ့ပြီး ရာသီဥတုပြောင်းလဲမှုဆိုင်...
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Water a worry for Myanmar’s farmers

13 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar's rice growers are increasingly concerned about the amount of water in the country available for the irrigation of their crops, industry insiders say. And their worries are not exactly without foundation. U Myo Tint Tun, assistant secretary at the Ministry...
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Yangon starts project to supply water for growing population

13 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon government has begun a project aimed at supplying more water to the region's fast growing population by tapping the Toe River, which is one of the eastern most distributaries in the Ayeyarwady Delta. Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said Toe River...
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Climate migrations in Myanmar

11 Jan 20 - Source: Mizzima - "We live in a part of the world that will be hit incredibly hard by climate change. The disruptions to agriculture and food security will be enormous. People will simply not be able to live as they are, where they are" Thant Myint U, 2018 "Climate Change" and "Migration...
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Satellite-based remote sensing: Advanced hands-on training

For WhomThe training is aimed at participants from a variety of backgrounds, including policy makers, researchers and the private sector. It is foreseen that an improved awareness of the opportunities offered by remote sensing data and an enhanced skillset of processing and analyzing these data will...
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Focus on drought mitigation before relief

7 Jan 20 - Source: Global New Light Of MyanmarBy Maung Lu AyeMyanmar had abundant water resources, holding 16 per cent of water resources among the ten ASEAN countries and 12 per cent of all Asia. However, with diversity in rainfall, increase in population and population density, the rise of industr...
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