13 December 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times Yangon's water buses were permitted to resume services on several routes starting December 7 after being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The route from Sar Par Chaung jetty to Lan Thit jetty has resumed operations from 6 am to 7 pm daily, serving over...
Myanmar is blessed with diverse ecosystems, rich biodiversity and bountiful natural resources. The health of these ecosystems is essential for the country's development and the people's wellbeing, given that all economic and social sectors depend on its natural capital. Yet many of our country's nat...
08 Dec 2020 - Source: Mizzima - In Kayah State, farmers who depend on water for their agriculture owed about 6,000 lakh kyats from 2006-2007 until today, said U Wai Lwin, director of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department from Kayah State. "Dams and reservoirs were built by ...
07 Dec 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Pandemic-induced container shortage pushed up the freight rates to almost triple in Myanmar, businesspersons in the logistic industry shared their opinions.The container shortage has become the biggest disrupter in shipping amid the coronaviru...
05 Dec 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - A quick Facebook search in Burmese for the words "bird shop" brings up a mix of responses, including pet shops and bird breeders selling all manner attractive, exotic and colourful birds. Alongside these legal businesses its also possible to find groups and...
05 Dec 2020 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Kuam Guan Aung Kham, Vice-chairman (1) of Kachin State People Party (KSPP) said that hydro power projects that will take place along May Kha and Malikha River will not be accepted.  Chair of Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) in his remark to commander-i...
04 November 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times An environment group expressed alarm over the unabated wastewater disposal of manufacturing facilities in Dokhtawaddy River in Mandalay Region, warning of social and environmental consequences if left unchecked. U Maung Maung Oo, from the non-government group...
Have you heard about SUWAS (Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes) program? Have you known that SUWAS is one of the international training programs which enhances the comprehensive capacity building required in improving sustainable urban wash and sanitation functions? With t...
The provision of safe and reliable water supply is important to all urban dwellers. Actually, urban water supply systems aim to be a safe and reliable water supply for all urban residents. But the municipal water supply with improved public hygiene is still inadequate even in the major cities of Yan...
02 December 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times 2020 will be the year Yangon River accommodates the largest vessels in its history in terms of size and draft as a result of improved waterways in the river, said Win Myint Aung, Deputy Director-General of the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA). "This year will be ...
Myanmar irrigation governance system has been encouraging the indigenous farmers' cooperative participation in water governance in furtherance of equitable and efficient water accessible distribution in agricultural sector. A marvellous accomplishment of establishing user based participatory managem...
01 Dec 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala), which crosses the Yangon River and will link Lanmadaw Township to Dala Township in Yangon Region, is under construction, and about 20 per cent of all the construction works have been completed, accor...
01 Dec 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Myanmar Port Authority will permit larger ships with drafts of up to 10 meters to call at the Thilawa Port in Yangon this month, according to its latest announcement. This is expected to enable more containerised cargo throughput at the port and encoura...
01 Dec 2020 - Source: Ecns - China launched an online information-sharing platform on water resources in Beijing on Monday as part of its efforts to help Mekong River countries address the challenges of climate change. The opening of the website comes as the Lancang-Mekong River Basin faces esc...
30 Nov 2020 - Source: Yale Environment 360 - BY FRED PEARCE - The Karen people of eastern Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area that respects their cultural traditions and looks to save the Salween, one of ...