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World Bank ready to support disaster-response efforts

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 February 2018 The World Bank stands ready to support Myanmar's efforts to help its people in times of disaster, said an official of the international financial institution. Ellen Goldstein, the bank's country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said World Bank...
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Chindwin

Abnormally low Chindwin River flows plays havoc with river traffic

Source: Eleven Media Date: 19 February 2018 ​A decrease in the flow of the Chindwin River has caused ships to be unable to dock at Mawleik jetty, while locals are concerned that they have insufficient water for their own transportation. The Chindwin River experiences reduced water flow ever year as ...
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dolphins

Survey finds seven new Ayeyarwady dolphins

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 20 February, 2018 ​ Authorities have found another seven Ayeyarwady dolphins, an indication that the mammal's population is growing and conservation programmes to protect them are successful. U Han Win, who is in charge of the Ayeyarwady Dolphins Conservation team, to...
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Fishy business in Ayeyarwady as industry reforms scuppered

Source: Frontier Myanmar Date: 19 February 2018 ​The recent resignation of a minister in Ayeyarwady Region has cast doubt on the future of fisheries industry reforms, under which leases were taken off local investors and given to groups of fishermen. By HEIN KO SOE | FRONTIER Photos NYEIN SU WAI KYA...
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river-banks

Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018 ​ Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management. The agency noted that bank erosions on major ...
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Thilawa’s complaint mechanism criticised as “a process on paper”

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 ​ The SEZ responded that the new process has involved consultations with more than 300 stakeholders. An international non-governmental organisation has accused a recently launched complaint process in Thilawa of violating human rights norms, whereas ...
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Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept Summary

The summary of "Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept" was presented at the Urban Delta Seminar which was organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government on 14 February 2018 by Michael Bonte Grapentin, Senior Disaster ...
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Kyaukphyu authorises Environment and Social Impact Assessment(EISA) but Rakhine committee demands strategic review

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​ A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is "a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario", the ICJ said. THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State annou...
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drinking-water

Illegal drinking water plants choking Mandalay bottlers

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​ Illegal bottled water manufacturers are giving legitimate bottlers in Mandalay Region unfair competition, said Ma Su, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association. Ma Su said that only about 200 of the more than 6000 bottled water ...
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Sagaing

JICA helps 5000 houses in Sagaing get water

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 Photo from Google ​ A project financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started pumping water from the Ayeyarwady River to over 5000 households in Sagaing Region, said U Win Naing, chair of Sagaing City Development...
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Fisheries Department, WCS to conduct research on Ayeyawady dolphins

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 February, 2018 The Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Myanmar will conduct a survey and research on the activities of Ayeyawady dolphins from Mandalay to Bhamo in Ayeyawady river on 6 February. The trip is scheduled to...
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wetlands

Wetlands status sought for all of Mottama

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 February, 2018 ​ One year after part of the Mottama Gulf was declared a wetland site of international importance under UNESCO's Ramsar Convention, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) is trying to get the entire gulf included under the design...
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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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Alluvium

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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