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Container cranes for Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal arrive

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 16 December 2017 A second batch of Machinery for handling containers at Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal (MITT) arrived at the port in southern Yangon yesterday. The five container cranes are manufactured by ZPMC company in China. MITT has been boo...
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Construction of Dawei SEZ back on the cards

Source: mmtimes Date: 06 December 2017 The government is exploring ways to restart development of the suspended Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), saying the SEZ will benefit Myanmar as well as the region. The Dawei SEZ includes construction of the highway as well as a deep-sea port which will link ...
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Myanmar: Embankment of Zarmani dam burts, flooding 30 squatter houses

Source: Asia News, 29th November 2017 NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - About 30 squatter houses were flooded when the embankment preventing sewage entering Zarmani dam in Thanlyin Township broke down yesterday morning, according to Irrigation Department from Southern District. "It isn't the dam...
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Yangon’s port under study for expansion

Source: Eleven Myanmar, 25th November 2017 Feasibility studies have been conducted for extending Yangon jetty to the mouth of the sea to be able to dock large ships, said Yangon's Chief Minister at a November 12 ceremony during a regular meeting of businessmen and women with Vice President (1) Myint...
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MoU signed in Rakhine for mega projects

Source: elevenmyanmar, November 1st 2017 The entrepreneurs held a discussion about socio-economic development projects in Rakhine State on October 29, and they exchanged views about the future prosperity of Kanyinchaung economic zone. Kyaw Win, Union Minister of Planning and Finance, also attended t...
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Rivers are invaluable to South East Asia

​Source: mmtimes, 26th October2017 How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river is its...
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Yangon factories told to treat water or else

Source: mmtimes, 23th October 2017 The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region's 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater t...
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WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017 WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas. Link:  https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayey...
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50 villages & 1700 acres of land destroyed after Sedawgyi Dam overflows in Region

Source: mmtimes,19th October 2017 Heavy floods triggered by overflowing water at Sedawgyi Dam has devastated some 50 villages and also destroyed croplands. According to local villages, the incident that occurred on October 14 in Madaya township in Mandalay Region, was the worst flood to hit the area...
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In Dala, a bridge over troubled water

Source: Frontier Myanmar, 21 September 2017 In Dala, a bridge over troubled water | Frontier Myanmar Port operators are speaking out against a planned bridge linking Yangon with impoverished Dala, but lawmakers say they should have spoken up years ago. https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/in-dala-a-bridge...
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Myanmar Floods Displace More Than 130,000

26 July 2017 YANGON — More than 130, 000 people have been displaced by recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding across the country, with two deaths reported, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. One man drowned in the floods in Hkamti Township, Sagaing Region and a...
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