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Designing Yangon for the future

​7 Sep 2018 - Myanmar Times -  With international funding, two big projects could dramatically affect how Yangon evolves in the future, potentially doubling its 5 million population to become another one of the world's megacities. The debate over the Dala Bridge and New Yangon – chronicled by T...
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Wastewater

Wastewater Story - Industrial Business

​ Water problems could be categorized as too much water, too little water or too dirty in our perpetual daily routes. This time, my motive to continue the water journey in Yangon urges me to write about so-called "too dirty" theme in Yangon. I interviewed with U Sein Thaung Oo, vice-president of Mya...
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FDA suspends around 40 bottled water operations in Yangon

​3 Sep 18 -  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department has placed a temporary ban on about 40 undisciplined bottled water operations and closed nine unlicensed ones, said the FDA (Yangon)'s Deputy Director Dr Min Wan. "The number of suspended bottled water businesses this year has exceeded ...
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Authorities allow Yangon-Bagan trains to resume operations

​31 Aug 18 - Eleven Myanmar  -  Transport authorities had allowed Yangon-Bagan train schedules to restart after flooding occurred on August 29, which prevented the trains from operating.  The trains will begin running again starting from August 30. But the trains running on Yangon-Man...
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Community River Health Monitoring - Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin River: Baseline Survey

Project -  The Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MHRI) project focuses on Myanmar's two iconic rivers: the  Ayeyarwady, a "working river" at the heart of Myanmar's national prosperity; and the Thanlwin, a  transboundary river with large potential for development, shared with China an...
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Can the regional government manage both old and new Yangon?

​16 Aug 18  -  The Yangon region government has come under flak since March, when it announced the launch of a new Yangon City project at the west bank of Yangon River. If and when the first phase of the US$5 billion development is complete, it will include five village townships, two brid...
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My-Urban-Challenge

My Urban Challenge: Mayor of Yangon

Source: GovInsider  16 Aug 18 -  Myanmar's commercial centre Yangon, is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Its population is estimated to be around 10 million, says Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. The Mayor has turned to celebrities and popular icons such as the Power Rangers to hel...
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People affected by flooding in Yangon, Myanmar

​Source: Xinhua ​Source Link:  http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1115440.shtml
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High tide floods Yangon townships

​14 Aug 18 -  Since 4:30 pm on August 13, high tide occurred in Botataung, Lamadaw township which are situated near Yangon port. Thaketa, Thigungyun, North Okkalapa, South Okkalapa, Pazuntaung, Mingalar Taungnyunt, Kyimyindaing, Hlaing Tharyar, and Taikkyi Townships are located close to Nga Moe...
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Water floods into residential areas in Yangon

​14 Aug 18 -  Water flooded into residential areas in many townships in Yangon due to heavy rain, high tide with exceptionally high spring in the last day of waning, said Director General Dr Kyaw Moe Oo from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) warned...
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Long-term options for the former state-of-the-art sewerage system in Yangon

A team led by IMC Worldwide, including experts from Satec, Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM Nuttall, are leading a detailed asset condition survey of Yangon's downtown sewerage system and will report independent findings to YCDC and Yangon Regional Government. This project is funded by the UK Department f...
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Yangon temporarily stops circular trains due to floods

3 August 18 - Heavy rain caused flooding in some townships in Yangon yesterday, causing circular trains to shut down temporarily. The flood-hit places were Sanchaung, Mingladone, Insein and Shwepyitha Townships/ Roads temporarily blocked in some townships.  In Yangon, Shwepyitha Township s...
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More than 100,000 forced to flee homes in Myanmar floods

​31 July 18 -  Ten people have been killed and more than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes after days of heavy monsoon rains flooded villages in central and southern Myanmar, according to government officials. The Burmese National Disaster Management Committee has urged residents nea...
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The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA)

6 July 2018 ( Updated) -  ​ The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is one of the major knowledge outputs of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project prepared by Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). SOBA is an integrated environmental, social and economic ana...
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A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

​ You may think that I have met with Nga Moe Yeik, the king of crocodiles and companion of Prince 'Min Nandar' from the mythical story of Shin Mway Loon and Min Nandar. Rather, I went on a field trip to the Nga Moe Yeik Dam last Thursday, June 28 as a participant of an ecosystem services training pr...
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