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De Nora Water Technologies To Improve Quality Of Water Supply For 60,000 Households In Mandalay

Source: Water Online Date: 9 February, 2018 Photo- Google ​ This is part of an agreement signed in September 2016 with Tobishima Cooperation for the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at 1.797 billion yen to enhance the water supply systems in Mandalay with the installation of n...
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Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management, Myanmar

The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...
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The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter)  ​ Introduction Recently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and ex...
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Drones to aid mangrove rehabilitation

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 February, 2018 ​ Worldview International Foundation is testing a project aimed at speeding up the rehabilitation of mangrove forests in Yangon Region using drones to replant the shrubs, which only thrive on saline or brackish water along coasts, a senior executive o...
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Pristine Ayeyarwady coastline flagged for new $10bn industrial zone

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 7 February, 2018 "We can develop [Ayeyarwady] region in a decade if we use the coastline correctly and wisely,"  U Win Htay, Ayeyarwady Region Minister for Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transportation ​ A large engineering firm is proposing a deep-sea po...
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Yangon to take part in upgrading of industrial zones

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 5 February, 2018 ​ The Yangon Regional Government will upgrade the industrial zones located within Yangon Region to encourage further investments and development, U Phyo Min Thein, the region's Chief Minister said during a meeting at the office of the Union of Myanmar...
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Vice President inspects airport, road, water infrastructure projects in Chin State

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 February, 2018 ​Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected regional development works in Falam and Haka yesterday, stressing the importance of updated infrastructure in fostering national growth. Vice President U Henry Van Thio, accompanied by Union Min...
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Dawei Special Economic Zone

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Date: 3 February, 2018  ​Myanmar and Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding to permit the Italian-Thai Development public company (ITD) to begin work on the Dawei deep sea port infrastructure project in 2018. The original project started in 20...
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Dokhtawady River resorts still waiting for expansion plan OK

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018  Many small resorts on the Dokhtawady River in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are still waiting for approval of plans to expand into surrounding farmland, said officials of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Mandalay tightens up on factory waste disposal

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 1 February, 2018  ​ The Mandalay regional government will penalise manufacturers that fail to draft and implement environment management plans (EMP) within a year, officials said. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation on January 10 issued...
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Ayeyawady dolphins’ protection zone to be extended

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​The Fisheries Department is planning to extend the dolphin protection zone along the Ayeyawady River to conserve the rare species more effectively. Currently, the Ayeyawady dolphin protection area is 72 kilometres wide, extending from Mi...
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Ks. 5,000 million worth for water supply project in Falam

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​Installation of water pipelines and construction of water tanks are being executed to supply sufficient drinking water for locals in Falam, Chin State. The project is being developed at a cost of Ks. 5,000 million from the government bud...
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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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