Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018- Translation - (original article in Burmese) ​Yangon Regional Chief Minister H.E U Phyo Min Thein stated that Yangon Regional Government will set up the Yangon City development plan focusing on the following four discipl...
Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 26 February, 2018​By Ko Ba (Kathar)There are 31 species of dolphins found in the world; 27 are oceanic, and 5 are river dolphins. Those who inhabit the ocean dwell in saltwater but those living in rivers, are adapted to freshwater. These numbers are conti...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 26 February 2018​The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) led a clean-up of Botahtaung Jetty on Friday to protect the Yangon River ecosystem.The primary aim of the project was to create public awareness about river sustainability as Yangon port and rivers become mo...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 24 February 2018The World Bank stands ready to support Myanmar's efforts to help its people in times of disaster, said an official of the international financial institution.Ellen Goldstein, the bank's country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said World Bank pr...
Source: Frontier MyanmarDate: 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 | FRONTIERPhotos NYEIN SU WAI KYAW S...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 rive...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 deve...
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 ...
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...
Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter) ​IntroductionRecently, 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 exper...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 of t...
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 port...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 Fe...
Source: Eleven MyanmarDate: 12 January 2018The 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 Yangon...
Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 22 January, 2018Construction 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 be i...