Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented

​ Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – March 9, 2018: Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented As Myanmar develops, pressure on the country's rivers is increasing. With limited data available to inform management decisions, sustainable development of these key national resources is challenging. In re...
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YCDC Approves Reservoir Safety Plan for Controversial Mega Project

Source: The Irrawaddy  Date: 09 April 2018  ​ YANGON—The city's municipal body has given permission to the developer of a controversial high-rise project to implement its proposed safety measures for a reservoir next to the project site. Yangon City Development Committee gave the green lig...
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New Yangon City to be Built on Land West of the Yangon River

​ H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government, announced the launch of New Yangon Development Company Ltd. ("NYDC") on 31st March 2018. The objective of NYDC is to create economic growth, homes and jobs via the development of land to the west of Yangon River.&n...
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Unexpected thunderstorm hits Yangon

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 4 April 2018  ​Thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy rainfall, and gale-force winds hit Yangon yesterday, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs, causing power outages and dropping temperatures. "The strong wind hit for 20 minutes. It ...
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Flashfloods inundate downtown Yangon

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 ​ Heavy rain flooded roads in Yangon on Tuesday during a thunderstorm, and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said the country is entering the pre-monsoon period. Thunderstorms are likely to occur across the country, especially in the afternoon and e...
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Yangon mulls construction of sea port at river

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 3 April 2018 Photo- Google ​ Plans to build an international sea port at the mouth of the Yangon River, which will be strategic for Myanmar and its neighbours, are underway, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said yesterday at the meeting with Vice President held at R...
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Yangon’s new city vastly ambitious but government role called into question

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 2 April 2018 YANGON'S government has formed a company to develop a landmass twice the size of Singapore as a re-launch of the "new city" development project abandoned last year. While officials has gone as far as comparing the project's ambition with the urban development...
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Thilawa builds $65m bulk terminal to diversify port services

30 March 2018  - A bulk terminal is in the pipeline near Thilawa Special Economic Zone in southern Yangon. The US$65 million project is partly funded by the International Finance Corporation and will be among the first providers of bulk cargo handling for the country. ​ Lluvia, a domestic ...
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Yangon’s water supply problems blamed on infrastructure woes

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 March 2018 Photo: Google Yangon has the highest non-revenue water (NRW) rate -- or water that do not go to the customers because of leaks or theft, among others -- in the Southeast Asia region because of aging water facilities, said U Myo Thein, deputy head of city...
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Thilawa to step up power and water supply by 2021

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 March 2018 Photo: Google ​ The infrastructure necessary for Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be fully completed within four years, according to Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC) and Japanese officials. These include roads, bridges, electricity, water ...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives govt an answer on dams and mega projects

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 March 2018 ​ "Some developers seek to apply the law by doing projects to international standards, while others cut corners and try to do as little as possible." A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives the Myanmar government an answer to Myitsone and other c...
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Yangon Regional Chief Minister stated that he will set up Yangon City development plan in line with four disciplines

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 disc...
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Conservation of the Ayeyawady Dolphins

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 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 c...
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Volunteers clean Botahtaung Jetty to protect river ecosystem

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 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 becom...
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World Bank ready to support disaster-response efforts

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 February 2018 The 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...
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