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Minimizing water wastage ensures drinking water security of Yangon

​15 MAR 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - With a growing number of people and changes in lifestyles, the population density has been gradually high in Yangon. When Yangon becomes a densely populated area, it leads to the limited safe drinking water available for the Yangonites to con...
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Under pressure – Sustainable groundwater in Myanmar

Source: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research-Restoring artesian groundwater pressure in Myanmar's Central Dry Zone (CDZ) and developing strategies for its sustainable use is the focus of a new ACIAR-funded project.ACIAR has commissioned the International Water Management Institu...
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National Water Resources Committee gets closer to finalizing national water bill

​12 March 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), addressed the committee's first coordination meeting of the year at Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. He first reminded that these meetings aim t...
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EIA process for Kyaukphyu port to start

​11 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Chinese state-owned CITIC is set to initiate bidding for its environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant for its port project in central Rakhine following the environmental ministry's response to its project proposal.The Ministry of Natural Resources ...
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Mekong region facing serious drought

​11 MARCH 2020 - Source: Khmer Times - According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the ...
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A Water Journey of 42 Years - Prof. Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein

 "It began with passion and learning. When I was young, I wanted to be an engineer and then I wanted to teach. Putting these two interests together, I became a university teacher specialized in water resources engineering." This is how Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein's professional journey with water star...
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Mandalay develops app to ease summer water shortage

​08 March 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region has developed a mobile phone application to facilitate the delivery of water to communities with shortages during the summer, the region's Department of Rural Development said.The app can help the government ration water to the 51 villages in 13...
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Vacancy Announcement: AutoCAD Specialist in Nay Pyi Taw

​Application Deadline:30 April 2020!Organisation: Mekong Economics Co., Ltd. Position: AutoCAD Specialist Total man-months and duration: 6 person-months starting from October 2020 to August 2021 (Intermittent) Location: Nay Pyi Taw (Ministry Office)Project Description The Climate-Frie...
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Call for National Technical Expert-NTE

​Application deadline: 10 March 2020 by 16:00 (Myanmar Local time + 6:30) Environmental Conservation Department (ECD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) is going to implement the "Building Climate Resilience of Urban systems through Ecosystem-based Adaptation...
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Vacancy Announcement - Irrigation Design Engineer and Deputy Team Leader

​Deadline: 30 April 2020 !Organisation: Mekong Economics Co., Ltd. Position: Irrigation Design Engineer and Deputy Team Leader Total man-months and duration: starting from October 2020 to next 10 Months (Continuous) Location: Nay Pyi Taw (Ministry Office)Responsibilities: Prepare...
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State Counsellor receives delegation from IUCN Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania

05 March 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received the delegation led by Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director of Asia and Director of IUCN Regional Hub for Asia- Oceania at 10 am on 4 March 2020 at the Min...
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University of Yangon collaborating with international experts to establish a new Centre of Excellence on Water Studies

Do you have any idea when you first hear about the water studies? I am sure that you will be willing to know what the water studies is. So, let me introduce the general term of the water studies."Our State Counselor wants not only a center of excellence of water studies in Myanmar and also she wants...
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Vacancy Announcement_Hydrologist in Nay Pyi Taw

​Organization                                          :  Mekong Economics Co., Ltd.Position                        &nbs...
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Myanmar cracks down on illegal fishing in Myeik

​04 MAR 2020- Source: Myanmar Times -The government will set up a vessel-monitoring system control centre (VMS) in Myeik city in Tanintharyi Region in an effort to combat illegal fishing, a senior Fisheries Department official said.U Than Chaung, head of the department in Tanintharyi, said the syste...
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Water Management Specialist in Nay Pyi Taw

​Organisation: Mekong Economics Co., Ltd. Position: Water Management Specialist Total man-months and duration: 36 person-months starting from October 2020 to October 2025 (Intermittent) Location: Nay Pyi Taw (Ministry Office)Mekong Economics Co., Ltd. Mekong Economics Ltd. (MKE) ...
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