Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 15 March 2018​Some 30 Myanmar roofed turtles, a critically endangered species, have been released into the upper Chindwin River, Kani District, Sagaing Region.The roofed turtles have been released into the compound that was built inside the Chindwin...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 12 March 2018Photo: Google​The infrastructure necessary for Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be fully completed within four years, according to Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC) and Japanese officials. These include roads, bridges, electricity, water supp...
Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 12 March 2018​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Enviro...
Source: abcDate: 12 March 2018​As dawn breaks across the Ayeyarwady River, the rubbery silhouettes of fins break the surface.The dolphins that we expected to find half an hour down river have appeared on our doorstep, playing just meters from a riverside teashop, almost as if they overheard us the p...
Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018​According to the Rural Development Department, 13 townships in Mandalay will be provided with water supply during the summer.Safe drinking water is a nationwide priority. In the future, more drinking water supply will be based on piped...
Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 10 March 2018​Local fishermen in Ye, Taninthayi Region, are facing scarcity of fish in the rivers, and have blamed illegal fishing activities for the decline.Traditional fishermen have complained about illegal fishing with the use of poison to the lo...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 9 March, 2018​Residents in the vicinity of the proposed Mong Ton Hydropower Project in Shan State have expressed alarm about the possible resumption of scheme following the visit to the site by executives from the China Three Gorges Corporation.China Three Gorges Corpo...
​Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHVFor a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled wi...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 8 March, 2018​To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project.The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government with...
Introduction Following the recent news that Dutch company Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is going help Mandalay to improve its water supply system, we talked to VEI's project manager, Adriaan Ruijmschoot, about this initiative, called WaterWorX. In this interview, Adriaan talks about WaterWo...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 2 March 2018​"Some developers seek to apply the law by doing projects to international standards, while others cut corners and try to do as little as possible." A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives the Myanmar government an answer to Myitsone and other cont...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 28 February, 2018​Over K35 million (US$26,157) will be spent to ensure potable water supply for 72 villages in 13 townships in Mandalay Region during the coming summer months, the chief of the regional Rural Development Department said.He said about K35.6 million will ...
Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018- Translation - (original article in Burmese) ​Yangon Regional Chief Minister H.E U Phyo Min Thein stated that Yangon Regional Government will set up the Yangon City development plan focusing on the following four discipl...
Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 26 February, 2018​By Ko Ba (Kathar)There are 31 species of dolphins found in the world; 27 are oceanic, and 5 are river dolphins. Those who inhabit the ocean dwell in saltwater but those living in rivers, are adapted to freshwater. These numbers are conti...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 26 February 2018​The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) led a clean-up of Botahtaung Jetty on Friday to protect the Yangon River ecosystem.The primary aim of the project was to create public awareness about river sustainability as Yangon port and rivers become mo...