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Ministry sets aside K48M for Ayeyarwady conservation

24 May 18 -  ​ The Ministry of Transport and Communications has appropriated K47.77 million (US$35349) for the conservation of the Ayeyarwady River, said Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo. The appropriated amount will be used within three years at each priority stage from the 2018-19 fiscal year to th...
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Ayeyarwady River and Myanmar Economy

​24 May 18 -   Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is both unique and special. It is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in Southeast Asia. There is just one other river with this title, the Thanlwin or Salween River, which also traverses Myanmar's undulating landscapes. Although the river is "f...
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Yangon Residents Oppose $93M Development Plan, Cite Environmental Threats

21 May 18 -  Lawmakers and residents opposed the Yangon government's proposed development plan in the city's Mayangone Township, citing that the more than US$93 million project would pose environmental threats to the neighborhood. The Yangon regional government proposed 'Mayangon Villa,' a comm...
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Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

​ ​21 May 18 -  The Star High Asia Pacific Company had been given a five-year green light to begin mega dredging project in Yangon River, says Myanma Port Authority. While vessels requiring nine meters depth of water were allowed to pass through the Yangon River, most vessels had to wait for th...
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‘The tide was like a monster’

17 May 18 - A decade after the death and devastation of Cyclone Nargis, there's dissatisfaction over storm shelters in some of the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta villages. WHEN U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents of Pyinsalu village in Ayeyarwady Region's c...
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Environmentalists dissatisfied with water management study

​16 May 18 -  Environmentalists and non government groups were dissatisfied with the results of water management and environmental impact assessment (EIA) performance project in the country's waterways. A three-year project was conducted from June 2015 to May 2018 by the Natural Resource and En...
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Preventative measures against erosion carried out, aid needed

​15 May 18 -  Although preventative measures against the riverbank erosion is being carried out in Bala Ba village, Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, more aid are in need, according to the locals.  As Ayeyawady River rises in Bala Ba village, starting in mid-May, well wishers dug the sand e...
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Summary of the Final workshop of the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scenarios initiative

​ Last week CSIRO supported by eWater , WaterAid , ICEM and HIC, Australian Water Partnership held the final workshop of the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scenarios initiative. The Scoping study has used the Ayeyarwady SOURCE model to undertake a rapid sensitivity analysis of the Ayeyarwady basin to ...
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Members of Parliament raise concerns over consequences of Yangon expansion

​14 May 18 -  Since the start of the year, Yangon has announced ambitious plans for expansion and new infrastructure. ''The Yangon population will hit 10 million in the next two decades and it can be a mega city by 2040, said Daw Nilar Kyaw of Yangon regional minister for Electricity, Industry ...
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Myanmar to implement new urban development projects of Yangon region

​ 13 May 18 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has laid out new urban development projects of Yangon region inviting local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in the master plan through a recent Yangon Investment Forum held in the commercial city. The Yangon Region Investment Committee outlined that sub-cente...
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Prioritised sectors, new investment opportunities in Yangon laid out

​11 May 18 -  At the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein announced the five sectors his government intends to prioritise and in which Yangon welcomes foreign investments. U Phyo Min Thein said the trade, logistics, industry, public transport and energy s...
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Dala's water woes

10 May 18 - The Yangon Region government hopes a new tap system will help solve water shortages in the underdeveloped township of Dala, but residents would prefer authorities focus on improving more than 100 ponds where supplies are quickly diminishing. ​   THE RESIDENTS of Dala Township l...
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Yangon to focus on construction of deep sea port, new SEZ

​10 May 18 -  At the Yangon Investment Forum yesterday, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the Yangon Regional Government will prioritise the construction of a new deep sea port and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the city. Once complete, the port and SEZ will help expand trade and encourage t...
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Development could hurt Ayeyarwady River: environmentalists

​ 10 May 18 -  Environmentalists and conservationists have warned that unbridled economic development along the Ayeyarwady River could cause irreversible harm to its ecosystem. "Damage has been done to some extent to the river's ecosystem by urban development and economic expansion. We need to ...
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Foreign investors may be less interested in new projects

​08 May 18 -  Foreign investors will become less interested in the new projects if the government is unable to solve difficulties in the current industrial zones, leading to the manipulation of land prices, said Yan Shin, the regional member of parliament of Mayagone Township Constituency-...
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