Fishy business in Ayeyarwady as industry reforms scuppered

Source: Frontier Myanmar Date: 19 February 2018 ​The recent resignation of a minister in Ayeyarwady Region has cast doubt on the future of fisheries industry reforms, under which leases were taken off local investors and given to groups of fishermen. By HEIN KO SOE | FRONTIER Photos NYEIN SU WAI KYA...
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Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018 ​ Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management. The agency noted that bank erosions on major ...
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Thilawa’s complaint mechanism criticised as “a process on paper”

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 ​ The SEZ responded that the new process has involved consultations with more than 300 stakeholders. An international non-governmental organisation has accused a recently launched complaint process in Thilawa of violating human rights norms, whereas ...
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Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept Summary

The summary of "Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept" was presented at the Urban Delta Seminar which was organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government on 14 February 2018 by Michael Bonte Grapentin, Senior Disaster ...
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Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management, Myanmar

The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...
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The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter)  ​ Introduction Recently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and ex...
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Drones to aid mangrove rehabilitation

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 February, 2018 ​ Worldview International Foundation is testing a project aimed at speeding up the rehabilitation of mangrove forests in Yangon Region using drones to replant the shrubs, which only thrive on saline or brackish water along coasts, a senior executive o...
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Pristine Ayeyarwady coastline flagged for new $10bn industrial zone

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 7 February, 2018 "We can develop [Ayeyarwady] region in a decade if we use the coastline correctly and wisely,"  U Win Htay, Ayeyarwady Region Minister for Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transportation ​ A large engineering firm is proposing a deep-sea po...
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Yangon to take part in upgrading of industrial zones

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 5 February, 2018 ​ The Yangon Regional Government will upgrade the industrial zones located within Yangon Region to encourage further investments and development, U Phyo Min Thein, the region's Chief Minister said during a meeting at the office of the Union of Myanmar...
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Yangon to build $400 million elevated expressway

Source: Eleven Myanmar Date: 12 January 2018 The Ministry of Construction and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on January 11 signed an advisory services agreement to build an elevated expressway connecting Yangon port, Thilawa SEZ, Yangon International Airport, Yangon Industrial Zone and Yang...
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Ayeyarwady River navigation project to start in February

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 22 January, 2018 Construction work will begin in February as part of the Ayeyarwady River Navigation Enhancement Plan from Mandalay to Nyaung-U. The construction is one of three focuses of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), which will b...
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Mandalay waterway improvement project to begin next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 22 January, 2018 ​ In a bid to facilitate the mooring of vessels and ships to the Mandalay port, authorities will start work on the Mandalay waterway improvement system in February. This is one of the three programmes that is a part of the ayeyawady...
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Forest Department plans to regenerate 200 acres of mangrove wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 19 January, 2018 The Forest Department is planning to revive 200 acres of depleted mangrove forests over 1500 acres of abandoned prawn-breeding wetlands in the Ayeyarwady Delta region, said Forest Department Director Nyi Nyi Kyaw. The project, called Integrated Planni...
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The Phantom Menace in Yangon: Land Subsidence

Whenever most of the citizens in Yangon, especially those who live in an apartment, experience water shortage in their neighborhood, extracting groundwater is the first solution that comes to their minds. Of course, we know that water supply in Yangon is still inadequate to some parts of Yangon. Tha...
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Ngamoeyeik river to be upgraded for water bus service

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 December 2017 ​ To assist in water bus service which is currently operating in the Yangon river, the kamoeyeik river would be upgraded, said Yangon region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein yesterday. he made the remark at the opening of a bridge linking...
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