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​23 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times  Conservationists have begun reintroducing a critically endangered turtle species in its original habitat in the upper Chindwin River. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said it has begun the "soft release" of 40 rare Burmese roofed turtles near Linph...
​17 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - As Yangon heats up over the next few weeks, people are looking for ways to cool down and stay hydrated. As technology also improves, the more health-conscious consumers seek out new types of water purifiers to keep our H2O extra fresh.One such water purifi...
​16 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Forest Department wants to upgrade an island in Ayeyarwady Region that is a nesting site for sea turtles from its current status as a protected area to a Ramsar Site. A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the R...
​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...
​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 ...
​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 ...
​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...
04 March 20 - Source: YANGON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields. ​"This used to be my land," said the 51-year-old farmer, frowning at the murky waves. All but six o...
​02 March 20 - Source: www.mmtimes.com- The Fisheries Department declared a second marine protected area in Tanintharyi Region to protect endangered fish species and marine habitats. The new conservation area covers the coastal waters between Kawthoung township and Kau-ye Island, the department said...
29 Feb 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Due to warmer temperatures in the summer, droughts and depleting water supply will likely become more common in Myanmar. The water crisis in rural areas every summer highlights the need for better urban planning and management. Last year, the number ...
28 Feb 20 - A half day presentation and results sharing of the quick scan 'Saline Agriculture Potential in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar' was organized successfully on 24th February, well attended by the stakeholders in Myanmar including the Deputy Regional Director of the Ayeyarwady, local and inte...
27 Feb 20 - Source: BAGO, Myanmar (Reuters) - Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar's southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks. ​Eventually, the 1,500 residents of Ta Dar U had to accept th...
20 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon Water Bus river transport service has ordered passenger ferries from Singapore and Thailand to replace its old vessels once it resumes operation, the company that runs the line said. Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co., said it has also s...
03 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Gulf of Mottama Wetland conservation area has been expanded from 42,500 hectares to 161,030 hectares after its adjacent area was declared the sixth Ramsar Site in Myanmar on Sunday. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance u...
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...