​The construction of five sluice gates on an island between two rivers in the Ayeyawady Region has created 7,500 acres of seawater-free land on which monsoon, as well as summer paddy, can be cultivated. The unit-9 of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department has been building ...
In the dry and arid central region of Myanmar, climate risks mean more intense and longer dry spells and frequent droughts. Village communities mostly eke out a living growing peanuts and sesame and raising livestock. But as water for drinking and farming gets scarce, many communities are coping by ...
​Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – March 9, 2018: Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presentedAs Myanmar develops, pressure on the country's rivers is increasing. With limited data available to inform management decisions, sustainable development of these key national resources is challenging. In resp...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 12 April 2018​Over 50 villages in three townships in Southern Shan State are suffering from water shortage and appealed for urgent water provisions, according to Shan civil society organisations (CSO)."Water shortages are growing year after year in this region. The gov...
Source: The Irrawaddy Date: 09 April 2018 ​YANGON—The city's municipal body has given permission to the developer of a controversial high-rise project to implement its proposed safety measures for a reservoir next to the project site.Yangon City Development Committee gave the green light t...
​H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government, announced the launch of New Yangon Development Company Ltd. ("NYDC") on 31st March 2018. The objective of NYDC is to create economic growth, homes and jobs via the development of land to the west of Yangon River.&nb...
Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 April 2018 ​Thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy rainfall, and gale-force winds hit Yangon yesterday, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs, causing power outages and dropping temperatures. "The strong wind hit for 20 minutes. It bl...
Source: Myanmar TimesDate: 4 April 2018​Heavy rain flooded roads in Yangon on Tuesday during a thunderstorm, and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said the country is entering the pre-monsoon period.Thunderstorms are likely to occur across the country, especially in the afternoon and eveni...
Source: Myanmar TimesDate: 4 April 2018Photo: Google​The Ayeryarwady dolphin conservation team has reduced its planned conservation area for the endangered species due to a lack of human and financial resources, said U Han Win, chief of the Ayeyarwady dolphin conservation team of the Fisheries Depar...
Source: Myanmar TimesDate: 3 April 2018​Birdwatchers battle to save Paleik Lake, a haven for water birdsEvery year scores of birds flock to Paleik Lake, 14 kilometres east of Mandalay, where they sojourn for up to two months before continuing thousands of kilometers north or south in search of breed...
Source: Myanmar TimesDate: 3 April 2018Photo- Google​Plans to build an international sea port at the mouth of the Yangon River, which will be strategic for Myanmar and its neighbours, are underway, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said yesterday at the meeting with Vice President held at Repub...
Source: Myanmar TimesDate: 2 April 2018YANGON'S government has formed a company to develop a landmass twice the size of Singapore as a re-launch of the "new city" development project abandoned last year. While officials has gone as far as comparing the project's ambition with the urban development o...
30 March 2018  - A bulk terminal is in the pipeline near Thilawa Special Economic Zone in southern Yangon. The US$65 million project is partly funded by the International Finance Corporation and will be among the first providers of bulk cargo handling for the country.​Lluvia, a domestic ag...
Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 27 March, 2018​The Township Rural Development Department has implemented the earthen lake construction project to supply drinking water to some 125 households in the summer.The project will directly benefit some 700 residents in Hsihsongon Village, Taungt...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 23 March 2018Photo: GoogleYangon has the highest non-revenue water (NRW) rate -- or water that do not go to the customers because of leaks or theft, among others -- in the Southeast Asia region because of aging water facilities, said U Myo Thein, deputy head of city's ...