Dutch Consortium Signs 3-Year Agreement to Support the Yangon Region with Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges.

A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics . The agreement is signed under t...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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India, Myanmar sign pact on Rakhine port projects

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar on the appointment of a private operator to run and maintain Sittwe port, Paletwa inland water terminal, and associated facilities in the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, an Indian Emba...
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YWB could break even sooner than expected

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Since its launch on October 7, last year, the Yangon Water Bus (YWB) has been able to cover the bulk of its costs and could break even sooner than expected, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co, which operates the river transport service. "We had...
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Mandalay port development project to take off early next year

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Work on the development of Mandalay Port is set to begin early next year, says the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The project, which is aimed at improving trade and transportation along inland waterways, will be implemented with t...
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Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

​Source -The Third Poles - Local communities in the remote region rely on the river and its biodiversity for their food, fuel and livelihoods, resources that are increasingly under threat. The Chindwin Basin is rich in biodiversity, with almost 47% still under forest cover. Originating in the l...
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Life of U Bein Bridge told by itself

​ It is such a lovely evening that I can't stay indoor so I just walk on the U Bein bridge. The bridge is as crowded as usual however I find a spot to enjoy sunset. The sound of water ripples, fainted chit-chat sounds from other visitors and the sunset harmoniously make me amazed and drifted in the ...
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Monywa-Homalin water route stops operation due to sandbanks in Chindwin River

​15 Oct 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A water transport route between Monywa and Homalin in Sagaing Region has ceased operating as sandbanks are forming in the Chindwin River, according Inland Water Transport. The transport route jointly launched by Inland Water Transport and a private company st...
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China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar's planned strategic seaport

​12 Oct 18 - TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) - Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanm...
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Mandalay Port to modernise with grant

​8 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a grant worth ¥6 billion (K79.8 billion) that will be...
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Yangon City Charette of the UKFCO Global Future Cities Programme

​ Yangon faces a number of inseparable challenges, while the different sectors in the city are starting to approach them as also deeply interrelated. Despite the recent growing interest internationally in the city, rapid urbanisation, coupled with challenging urban legislative frameworks mean that f...
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First phase of Integrated Water Resources Management in Bago sub-basin area

​ ​The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management has been defined by the Global Water Partnership in 2011. In term, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize eco...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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Mandalay's WaterWorx focused on Regeneration of Tube Wells

An agreement between MCDC and Vitens Evides International (VEI) was already signed in December 2017, in July and September the first visits of dutch experts took place, and from the end of October a project manager will be working and living in Mandalay for the 3 year duration of the project.  ...
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