Construction of new multi-purpose port in Yangon proposed in parliament

​11 June 18 -  A proposal to construct a multi-purpose port in Kawhmu township, southwestern Yangon, was submitted to the Yangon Regional Parliament by U Zaw Aye Maung, Rakhine ethnic minister last week. "Yangon is the gateway to trade and handles up to 95 percent of the country's imports and e...
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Child Dies in Shan State Flooding

​9 June 18 -  A child died in a flood in Shan State's Taunggyi after heavy rains on Tuesday, said the Naypyitaw disaster management department. "Drainage ditches were filled with rainwater in the Kyaung Gyi Zay ward of Taunggyi on June 5. The 10-year-old boy washed his feet in a ditch and becau...
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Yangon Region submits plan to set up multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township

​7 June 18 - The Yangon Region Government has submitted plans to implement a multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township in the southern Yangon Region. It aims to increase foreign currency earnings, create more job opportunities, facilitate export/import and cut transaction costs, explained U...
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Torrential rain causes flooding in northern Shan State

​7 June 18 -  Torrential rain has flooded some townships in northern Shan State, sources said.  The flood seriously occurred in Nantlan village, Sipaw Township and half of the village has been submerged by floodwater. "The situation is worse than previous two or three days. We cannot go ou...
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Collapse of dam spillway sparks flood alert in Magwe

07 June 18 - ​ A dam spillway collapsed in Magwe Region on Wednesday forcing the closure of schools in several villages that could be flooded as a result of the accident, a local official told The Myanmar Times . The Kandaw Dam spillway in Pakokku township of Magwe collapsed at dawn on Wednesda...
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Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

5 June 18 -  The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city's outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U P...
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Mandalay port development project to begin by end of year

​4 June 18 -  Construction of the Mandalay port development project aimed at developing waterway trading in Mandalay Region will begin at the end of this year, said an official from the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The US$38 million project is being conducted...
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Government must do a better job managing the impact of growth on Yangon

​4 June 18 -  As Yangon's status as business and logistics hub of Myanmar grows, the regional government, expecting an influx of people and foreign direct investments, has unveiled grand plans to modernise and expand the city. Yet, many of the projects announced have been criticised for being p...
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Cleaner production project for food and beverages to be launched

​31 May 18 -  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), are launching Tha Bar Wa, a cleaner production project for the food and beverage (F&B) industry i...
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Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

24 May 18 -  Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia. The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and o...
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Ministry sets aside K48M for Ayeyarwady conservation

24 May 18 -  ​ The Ministry of Transport and Communications has appropriated K47.77 million (US$35349) for the conservation of the Ayeyarwady River, said Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo. The appropriated amount will be used within three years at each priority stage from the 2018-19 fiscal year to th...
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Ayeyarwady River and Myanmar Economy

​24 May 18 -   Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is both unique and special. It is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in Southeast Asia. There is just one other river with this title, the Thanlwin or Salween River, which also traverses Myanmar's undulating landscapes. Although the river is "f...
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Yangon Residents Oppose $93M Development Plan, Cite Environmental Threats

21 May 18 -  Lawmakers and residents opposed the Yangon government's proposed development plan in the city's Mayangone Township, citing that the more than US$93 million project would pose environmental threats to the neighborhood. The Yangon regional government proposed 'Mayangon Villa,' a comm...
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Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

​ ​21 May 18 -  The Star High Asia Pacific Company had been given a five-year green light to begin mega dredging project in Yangon River, says Myanma Port Authority. While vessels requiring nine meters depth of water were allowed to pass through the Yangon River, most vessels had to wait for th...
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‘The tide was like a monster’

17 May 18 - A decade after the death and devastation of Cyclone Nargis, there's dissatisfaction over storm shelters in some of the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta villages. WHEN U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents of Pyinsalu village in Ayeyarwady Region's c...
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