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Yangon to build $400 million elevated expressway

Source: Eleven Myanmar Date: 12 January 2018 The Ministry of Construction and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on January 11 signed an advisory services agreement to build an elevated expressway connecting Yangon port, Thilawa SEZ, Yangon International Airport, Yangon Industrial Zone and Yang...
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Water quality research in Chindwin River extended one more year

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 January, 2018 ​ To get more accurate and thorough details about the water quality of the Chindwin River, which flows through the Sagaing Region, research will be continued one more year, said Dr Win Maung, chairperson of Myanmar Environment Institute ...
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​Shareholders hope to break deadlock over Kyaukphyu by March

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 26 January, 2018 CITIC has clarified local media reports claiming that negotiations to raise Myanmar's share of a proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, from 15 percent to 30pc had been agreed upon. "We note some newspapers have recently rep...
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Dawei SEZ to be developed in full

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 January, 2018 ​ The Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be developed in full to accelerate its completion after a five-year delay. The original plan was to develop the first phase of the SEZ, a spokesperson of the SEZ management committee said. A public forum wa...
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Ayeyarwady River navigation project to start in February

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 22 January, 2018 Construction work will begin in February as part of the Ayeyarwady River Navigation Enhancement Plan from Mandalay to Nyaung-U. The construction is one of three focuses of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), which will b...
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Mandalay waterway improvement project to begin next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 22 January, 2018 ​ In a bid to facilitate the mooring of vessels and ships to the Mandalay port, authorities will start work on the Mandalay waterway improvement system in February. This is one of the three programmes that is a part of the ayeyawady...
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Forest Department plans to regenerate 200 acres of mangrove wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 19 January, 2018 The Forest Department is planning to revive 200 acres of depleted mangrove forests over 1500 acres of abandoned prawn-breeding wetlands in the Ayeyarwady Delta region, said Forest Department Director Nyi Nyi Kyaw. The project, called Integrated Planni...
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The Phantom Menace in Yangon: Land Subsidence

Whenever most of the citizens in Yangon, especially those who live in an apartment, experience water shortage in their neighborhood, extracting groundwater is the first solution that comes to their minds. Of course, we know that water supply in Yangon is still inadequate to some parts of Yangon. Tha...
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Ayeyarwady dolphin dies from head injury

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 15 January, 2018 ​ An Ayeyarwady dolphin, an endangered species, died from a head injury last Wednesday near Aung Chan Thar village in Katha township, Sagaing Region. "The dolphin was a male. There was a hole in the dolphin's head with a stick inside. We are investigating...
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Endangered Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Katha

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 11 January, 2018 The carcass of an Irrawaddy female dolphin was found in the Ayeyawady River, according to an official of Katha Township's Department of Fisheries. "We received information that one Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead near the Aung Cha...
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Myanmar pledges cooperation with Mekong River countries: U Myint Swe

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 11 January, 2018 Vice President U Myint Swe attended the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting that began in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh yesterday with the theme of "Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development." The meeting was...
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Mandalay Region increases water charges and scales up access

Source: mmtimes Date: 5 Jan, 2018 ​Eight thousand water meters will be installed free of charge in Pyigyitagun township with a total of US$20 million funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), according to Mandalay City Development Committee(MCDC). The committee will also increa...
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Taungthaman Lake hosts fewer migratory birds this year

Source: mmtimes Date: 2 Jan 2018 ​ The number of migratory birds visiting Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay Region, a prime place to watch rare birds in Myanmar, has significantly dropped, according to birdwatcher U Zay Maung Thein of Mandalay. In addition to Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura township, fewer...
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Ngamoeyeik river to be upgraded for water bus service

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 December 2017 ​ To assist in water bus service which is currently operating in the Yangon river, the kamoeyeik river would be upgraded, said Yangon region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein yesterday. he made the remark at the opening of a bridge linking...
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Chainsaws imperil an old-growth mangrove stronghold in southern Myanmar

Source: Mongabay Series: Global Forest Reporting Network , Oceans Date: 27 December 2017 Tanintharyi, Myanmar's southern-most state, is home to the country's last remaining old-growth mangrove forest. The trees support village life and a booming fishing industry up and down the coast. But loggi...
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