​10 May 18 - Environmentalists and conservationists have warned that unbridled economic development along the Ayeyarwady River could cause irreversible harm to its ecosystem."Damage has been done to some extent to the river's ecosystem by urban development and economic expansion. We need to pro...
​08 May 18 - Foreign investors will become less interested in the new projects if the government is unable to solve difficulties in the current industrial zones, leading to the manipulation of land prices, said Yan Shin, the regional member of parliament of Mayagone Township Constituency-1...
07 May 18 - Locals, green groups wary as country seeks ways to supply electricity to more homes​ ​Work on a massive hydropower dam appears to be picking up in eastern Myanmar as the electricity-starved nation seeks ways to light more homes amid protests from locals and environmentalists.Locals ...
​04 May 18 - The success of Yangon Water Bus solely rests on whether the public uses it, said U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority Group (YRTA).The first phase of the implementation of Yangon Water Bus started on October 7. It is operated by Tint Tint Myanmar Company...
​03 May 18 - Some 89 river terns, one of the endangered species, were researched in 2018.According to the IUCN Red List, some 101 river terns and 29 nests were recorded in 2017 along Chindwin River and Ayeyawady River. In 2018, the number of river terns increased remarkably. Some 89 river terns, 23 ...
​03 May 18 - LABUTTA, Ayeyarwady Region – When U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents in his village of Pyinsalu gathered to listen to the news on the state-run channel, Myanma Athan.The government was saying that just one person had died in Labutta Township as...
​03 May 18 - Ninety percent of the coral reefs on a famous island, Cocks Comb have been damaged by the uncontrolled influx of visitors during the past two years, U Phyo Wai Yarzar, advisor of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday.adCocks Comb Island is ju...
03 May 18 - The authority responsible for Yangon's new city development has vowed to release the project documents of selected tenders for public scrutiny, and allow third parties to challenge the awarded party.On May 2, the government-owned New Yangon Development Company Limited (NYDC) announc...
11 April 18 - DHI has just signed the contract for the World Bank funded project "Development of the Ayeyarwady Decision Support System and Basin Master Plan" in Myanmar where DHI in collaboration with Mott Macdonald and ICEM will develop and implement the Ayeyarwady Basin DSS and the Ayeyarwad...
​02 May 18 - New Yangon Development Company (NYDC) on Monday signed a framework agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) under which the two parties will carry out the necessary surveys and studies needed to develop and implement a new city in Yangon.NYDC is backed by the...
27 Apr 18 - Plans for a deep-sea port as part of the ambitious New Yangon City project have been welcomed by the residents of five villages who are at risk of being washed away due to riverbank erosion. About a dozen houses, mostly small bamboo huts, occupy the narrow strip of land between...
​26 Apr 18 - The Yangon Regional Government is drawing up a master plan with the aid of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and Korea International Cooperation Agency to transform Yangon into an economic hub with job and business opportunities for residents and investors, according to...
​24 Apr 2018 - The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will start distributing water in Dala Township after this year's rainy season, according to Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The project has reached the water purification stage.The YCDC will carry out the distribution of...
This report has been prepared by Dr Len Drury, Aqua Rock Konsultants, with assistance from the Groundwater Division, Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). The figures and maps were digitised by International C...
​24 Apr 18 - Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20.The Yangon Region Governme...