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Infrastructural development will enhance resources of Ayeyawady delta

14 April 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Ayeyawady Region is a delta area with full of rivers and creeks. Fertile land and abundant aquatic resources are major source of livelihood for local people. The region was widely known as a granary of Myanmar, and the promotion of its agricult...
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Grants for collaborative research for policy and practice for Mekong Region researchers

The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) announces a call for concept notes for its research grants for 2019. This phase of the programme (2019-2028) is titled SUMERNET 4 All, focusing on water insecurity in the Mekong Region. The total fund available in this round is 12,000,000 SEK for 12...
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Inle Lake Prepares For First-Ever Floating Water Festival

11 April 18 - Source: Irrawaddy - YANGON — A floating Thingyan will be held for the first time ever over the four days of this year's annual water festival with many activities aimed both at promoting the culture of the ethnic Intha who live around Shan State's popular Inle Lake and at boosting tour...
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Flood Model for Yangon Region

On 21 st of March, during a kick-off meeting at Yangon City Hall the Yangon Flood Model was initiated in which the outlines of the project were presented. This project will support not only ongoing initiatives on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Disaster Reduction Management but also...
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More than K9 billion owed for irrigation in Mandalay

03 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times The government is owed more than K9.1 billion for water supplied for irrigation in Mandalay Region, according to Mandalay Auditor General Daw Khin Aye Swe. From 2006-2007 to 2016-17, K9.14 billion was not paid to the government by township, ward or village tract a...
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Scenic Dee Doke waterfall draws visitors

2 April 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Dee Doke waterfall in Mandalay Region, which is regarded as PyinOoLwin's second Peik Chin Myaung on account of its scenic views, is crowded with visitors. Visitors find the waterfall, surrounded by beautiful mountains, quite attractive. They pre...
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Committee formed to fight against Myitsone Dam

By SU MYAT MON | FRONTIER 2 April 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - YANGON — Environmentalists, scientists, writers and monks called for the cancellation of the Myitsone dam at a meeting in Yangon on Monday, at which a committee was formed to fight for the termination of the US$3.6 billion, China-back...
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Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scoping Study

Donor/Partner : Australian Water Partnership (AWP) | Duration : 2017-2018 | Location : Myanmar About: The Ayeyarwady River and its basin is home to some 70% of Myanmar's population. Rapid economic development in recent years has led to increasing demand for water for irrigation, industrial purposes ...
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​Better Facilities: USAID To Support For Development Of Jetties

​26 Mar 19 - Source: MITV - A Coordination Meeting for development of jetties took place at Myanma Port Authorities Office in Yangon on 25th March. Union Minister for Transport and Communication U Thant Sin Maung attended the meeting and discussed that it is needed to implement for development of je...
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‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations

Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township. Resi...
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Nationwide committee to be formed for complete cancellation of Myitsone Dam project

17 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - A talk on the complete cancellation of much-criticized Myitsone Dam project was held at the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) office in Yangon yesterday. About 50 political activists from Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Kayin and Mon attended the talk. "At...
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Civil society groups from across Myanmar hold anti-hydropower protest

By CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER 15 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MANDALAY — Civil society groups from across the country convened in Mandalay on Wednesday and Thursday to protest against large-scale hydropower development on the country's rivers, which they say is driving conflict and underminin...
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Locals in Thailand and Myanmar pray for Salween River to always run free

15 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Mae Hong Son (The Nation) - EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river's ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest THE LIVES of people living along the Salween River still face the risk of being adversely impacted by develo...
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Yangon’s ‘new city’ plan raises a billion-dollar question

 With the New Yangon City project, the government needs to learn the lessons of Myitsone and Kyaukphyu. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 12, the Chinese embassy in Yangon issued a statement that mentioned the US$.3.6 billion Myitsone dam project, suspended by the government since 2011,...
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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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