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Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scoping Study

Donor/Partner : Australian Water Partnership (AWP) | Duration : 2017-2018 | Location : Myanmar About: The Ayeyarwady River and its basin is home to some 70% of Myanmar's population. Rapid economic development in recent years has led to increasing demand for water for irrigation, industrial purposes ...
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​Better Facilities: USAID To Support For Development Of Jetties

​26 Mar 19 - Source: MITV - A Coordination Meeting for development of jetties took place at Myanma Port Authorities Office in Yangon on 25th March. Union Minister for Transport and Communication U Thant Sin Maung attended the meeting and discussed that it is needed to implement for development of je...
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‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations

Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township. Resi...
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Nationwide committee to be formed for complete cancellation of Myitsone Dam project

17 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - A talk on the complete cancellation of much-criticized Myitsone Dam project was held at the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) office in Yangon yesterday. About 50 political activists from Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Kayin and Mon attended the talk. "At...
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Civil society groups from across Myanmar hold anti-hydropower protest

By CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER 15 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MANDALAY — Civil society groups from across the country convened in Mandalay on Wednesday and Thursday to protest against large-scale hydropower development on the country's rivers, which they say is driving conflict and underminin...
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Locals in Thailand and Myanmar pray for Salween River to always run free

15 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Mae Hong Son (The Nation) - EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river's ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest THE LIVES of people living along the Salween River still face the risk of being adversely impacted by develo...
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Yangon’s ‘new city’ plan raises a billion-dollar question

 With the New Yangon City project, the government needs to learn the lessons of Myitsone and Kyaukphyu. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 12, the Chinese embassy in Yangon issued a statement that mentioned the US$.3.6 billion Myitsone dam project, suspended by the government since 2011,...
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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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Tanintharyi villagers keep up fight against tin mine

A poor community cites decades of land dispossession and environmental degradation in their opposition to a Thai-operated tin mine in rural Dawei Township. By WIN ZAR NI AUNG and YE HTUT WIN | FRONTIER ON THE BANKS of a narrow stream in rural Tanintharyi Region, a faded blue sign points the way to M...
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Meet me at Indawgyi

07 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The legend of the lake tells of the decadent city See Khan, sprawled across a valley in Kachin State. See Khan was an insult to the world and in retribution for its sinful ways was flooded – either by resident nat or a great dragon. Today, in the place where See...
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Private water pumps to be allowed at Mandalay’s Thingyan

07 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Private water pumps will be allowed beside the moat during Thingyan celebrations in Mandalay from April 13 to 16, said U Thet Naing, deputy head of the Revenue Department of the Mandalay City Development Committee. Although the MCDC allowed applications for perm...
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Myanmar suggests tax exemption to firms investing in new Yangon project

05 March 19 - Source: Saigon Giai Phong Online - Myanmar is offering zone-wise tax exemption to enterprises investing in the new Yangon city project. This aims to attract more investors to the city expansion project being implemented on lands to the west of Yangon river, according to the Myanmar Inv...
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Biodiversity, people’s livelihoods at risk in Chindwin River Basin

26 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Chindwin River, the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River, is vital to the lives of thousands of communities in Myanmar. Its basin ecosystem offers ecological services and biological diversity that provide the essential needs for six million people, from d...
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A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

​This article is a feature article dedicated to World Wetlands Day 2019. We prefer to write about the wetlands in Yangon, additionally, which can be created into public spaces without losing its essence. Therefore, the interview talk from Raphael Monnier gave valuable input for showing the importanc...
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FMO and WWF agree to develop bankable water projects in Myanmar and Zambia

​The Dutch Development Bank will fund the development of potential wastewater treatment projects in the Irrawaddy and Kafue river basins 17 Feb 19 - Source: WWF - Like most countries, Myanmar and Zambia are facing worsening water risks with their rivers and freshwater resources under ever-increasing...
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