​02 March 20 - Source: www.mmtimes.com- The Fisheries Department declared a second marine protected area in Tanintharyi Region to protect endangered fish species and marine habitats. The new conservation area covers the coastal waters between Kawthoung township and Kau-ye Island, the department said...
2 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Now -  The 500 residents of Karen state's Yedwingone village now depend on the charity of others for clean drinking water. Until recently, each of the 120 households in this village near the state capital Hpa-an got all the water it needed from its own well. Bu...
29 Feb 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Due to warmer temperatures in the summer, droughts and depleting water supply will likely become more common in Myanmar. The water crisis in rural areas every summer highlights the need for better urban planning and management. Last year, the number ...
28 Feb 20 - A half day presentation and results sharing of the quick scan 'Saline Agriculture Potential in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar' was organized successfully on 24th February, well attended by the stakeholders in Myanmar including the Deputy Regional Director of the Ayeyarwady, local and inte...
28 FEB 2020 - Source: The Australian Water Partnership - The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting an Environmental Flows (e-flows) project in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River Basin (ARB), with the objective of developing an e-flows policy framework for its adoption. There are many fl...
27 Feb 20 - Source: BAGO, Myanmar (Reuters) - Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar's southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks. ​ Eventually, the 1,500 residents of Ta Dar U had to accept t...
20 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon Water Bus river transport service has ordered passenger ferries from Singapore and Thailand to replace its old vessels once it resumes operation, the company that runs the line said. Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co., said it has also s...
03 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Gulf of Mottama Wetland conservation area has been expanded from 42,500 hectares to 161,030 hectares after its adjacent area was declared the sixth Ramsar Site in Myanmar on Sunday. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance u...
28 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The construction ministry inked a deal with a Thai firm to build a US$1 billion "smart city" in northeastern Yangon. The JV agreement - signed last Friday - would pave way to more than 30,000 new jobs and US$60 million in direct tax, the two sides said. The minist...
River Clean Up Campaign was yearly organized at Botahtaung river front to give a message to the public becoming more aware of river pollution in Yangon river. with the collaboration of the embassy of the kingdoms of the Netherlands and Think Maritime Company limited, volunteers led by Yangon City De...
27 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Maritime trade and tourism in Mon State can level up with better transport and power supply, according to a property market report.​Yangon-based Picon-Deed Property Consultants released its study this month on Myanmar's southern state highlighting how its mineral ...
22 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Japan announced yesterday that it is providing loans totalling ¥120.9 billion (US$1.1 billion) to Myanmar for four infrastructure projects. Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Ichiro Maruyama and Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Maung Maun...
20 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Mandalay Disaster Response Team has joined forces with other charitable groups in northern Myanmar to strengthen its ability to respond to emergencies in the region and neighbouring areas. The organisation was formed in 2016 with members of more than 20 charit...
06 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists are set to conduct next week a census of migratory birds taking refuge in the country's wetlands to escape the biting winter in their natural habitats. Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association's (BANCA) managing direc...
For communities living around Kachin State's Indawgyi Lake, small-scale gold mining is a vital source of income, but it is taking a toll on the lake's ecosystem.​ By HKUN LI | FRONTIER Photos HKUN LI and NYEIN SU WAI KYAW SOE 28 Dec 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - INDAWGYI Lake in Kachin State's Moh...