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Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

05 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC's per...
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Myanmar's strategic coastline lures big Asian economies

Japan and India vie with China in construction race, but debt fears mount ​ Source: Nikkei Asian Review - July 03, 2019 07:13 JST   YANGON -- Asia's biggest economies of China, Japan and India are aggressively backing new port projects in Myanmar, seeking to gain a foothold on the coastline of ...
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Preparing for the next disaster

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Struggling to survive in a storm, U Win Aung and his family climbed a tree and clung on for their lives in Pyinsalu, a town on the Ayeyarwady River in Labutta township, Ayeyarwady Region. His relatives fell, one after another, into the water and never surfaced ag...
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Results of fish survey set to be released

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The result of studies conducted last year by scientists on a Norwegian research vessel will be released within the next couple of months, the Department of Fisheries has announced. The research vessel RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen was in Myanmar from August to September ...
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YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region's North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 1...
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Chindwin Basin biodiversity faces serious threats, urgent conservation measures needed, say SEI’s scientists

SEI scientists say Myanmar's rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin's flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources. ​ Written by Rajesh Daniel ​| Stockholm Envrionment I...
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Sanitation Assessment - Report (ROSAMUR Project)

Within the framework of the capacity building program for Myanmar urban services providers implemented by GRET (ROSAMUR project), a comprehensive assessment study on sanitation in Magway city was conducted with the key following objectives: To gather and analyze data and information on sanitation co...
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Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups

27 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Residents of Amarapura township , Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said U Maung Maung Oo, leader of the Natural Green Alliance. The city said it would build...
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Locals asked to be alert of crocodiles in rivers Ayeyarwady Delta

22 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - With the mating season of crocodiles on, officials with the Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary have asked locals in Bogale, Pyapon, and Mawlamyingyun townships of Ayeyawady Region to be on the alert while bathing in the Ayeyarwady River. They have al...
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PIB UWLY Consortium hosts Scoping Workshop to develop water interventions for Thaketa township

Source: The Water Agency Date: June 21st, 2019 From June 10-14, 2019, a workshop 'Scoping the interventions for Thaketa township' was organized in Yangon as part of the Urban Water track of the Partners in Business: Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon (PIB UWLY ) program. Previously a success...
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The hunger haunting the nation’s rice bowl

​A depletion in the variety of local food sources, stubborn poverty rates and stretched health services are driving high rates of malnutrition in the Ayeyarwady delta. By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIER The crowd at the jetty in the Ayeyarwady Region town of Thabaung waited patiently for the boats that wo...
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Electricity demand tops projections, dams unable to keep up: ministry

18 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Electricity and Energy says the demand for electricity this year is expected to be higher than projected. "Demand, whether because of higher-than-expected usage or lower-than-expected power generation, is likely to exceed supply as a result of the...
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The Amarapura Project - Improving Water Service in Mandalay City

We did an interview with Thibaut Le Loc'h, the coordinator of the Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management program in Myanmar from GRET, a France-based INGO, where we learnt more about his efforts and thoughts on improving water service in Mandalay City through the Amarapura Water and Sanitation...
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Shan parliament debates Inle Lake conservation bill

12 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8. The bill was drafted by the hluttaw Bill Committee, government agencies, civil society organisations and local MPs. "This law is necessary for Inle Lak...
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Japanese company to conduct feasibility study on new waste disposal method in Monywa

11 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Japan's Fujita Company will study the feasibility of implementing a new waste disposal system in Monywa in July, said U Thit Htoo Myint, the Director of Sagaing Region's Municipal Committee. "Monywa produces about 150 tons of garbage a day. The curr...
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