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New Thanlyin bridge project gets go-ahead

04 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The acceptance of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which will be used for the construction of a second bridge across the Bago River connecting Thanlyin and Yangon has been approved, said a Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Lwin Ko Latt. The first in...
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Sprouting Mangroves Restore Hopes in Coastal Myanmar

SHWE THAUNG YAN, Myanmar, Jan 4 2019 (IPS) - Htay Aung is having a moment. The 63-year-old retired professor of Marine Science sits at the foot of a Buddha statue atop a hill on Shwe Thaung Yan sub township, in Myanmar's Ayeyerwady region, almost in meditation. Below him, a vast thicket of mangrove ...
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Dala Bridge expected to be completed in 2021

31 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Construction of the Dala Bridge, also known as the Myanmar – Korea Friendship Bridge, that will connect Yangon City and Dala Township, has finally been given the green light, according to the Ministry of Construction and the Yangon Regional Government. The Ministr...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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The misrule of Inle Lake

​Inle Lake and its mismanagement is a case study in the limits of devolution under the 2008 Constitution, and the dispossession of ethnic communities.​ 20 Dec 2018 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - ALL THE BOATS were booked that day. It was October 27, at the climax of the 18-day Phaung Daw Oo festival, ...
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Pyu Lake residents seek to protect their natural treasure

​11 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  U Kan Oo was roused from his sleep in the early morning of December by what at first sounded like a loud cries coming from his roof. But a few seconds after he gathered his bearings, he realised that it was that season of the year again when birds escaping ...
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Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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More foreign investments expected in Ayeyarwady

Source: MyanmarTimes Date: 07 Dec 2018 Investors eyeing expansion opportunities in Myanmar might want to consider Ayeyarwady Region, where the government is now prioritising developments in the agriculture, livestock and marine, forestry, industry, infrastructure, transportation and tourism sectors,...
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Japan to provide more weather forecast training

 04 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical training in weather forecasting to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). JICA had donated 30 automatic weather forecast stations and three radars with built-in traini...
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The artery of Yangon

​1 Dec 18 - Source: Frontier Myanmar -  Ambitious plans are being made for a pipeline in Yangon that plays a vital role in the communities through which it passes, and not only because it carries water. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER Photos MATIAS BERCOVICH GRASS GROWS under the long metal tube...
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SEA Of The Hydropower Sector In Myanmar Resources

SEA – Final Report For Stakeholder Review The SEA Final Report recommends a balance between hydropower development and natural resource protection in each major river basin in Myanmar, contributing to the healthy functioning of these rivers for the next century and beyond. It also recommends im...
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Bago River Awareness Raising started gathering tons of audiences

​Public awareness and inclusiveness of local community are the characteristics of improvement signatures in building sustainable development. Besides, it is uneasy to make local people attractive to participate in one campaign. I reached out one of the public awareness campa...
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Towards building a city for all of the people

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  An inclusive city should consider the convenience and comfort of all its residents, rich and poor alike, young and old; the health and the weak, said Joyce Chou, a founding member of Mircrosoft's Inclusive Design Team. Chou was last week's main speaker in t...
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Neglecting Myanmar’s biodiversity means cost and conflict for businesses

23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar TImes -  Myanmar's private sector needs to identify the impact of their businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems early on to avoid cost and conflict, a recent report states. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently published a briefing pa...
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