24 June 2020 - Source: The Irrawaddy YANGON—The construction of the China-backed Kyaukphyu deep-sea port will begin soon, as preparations on both the Myanmar and China sides are on track, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The project is a crucial part of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ...
23 JUN 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - A local conservation group wants an island and a river in Rakhine State to be designated a marine national park to protect and conserve the area. The two sites are Nanthar Island and the Mayyu estuary in Sittwe and Rathedaung townships – the sixth...
20 JUN 2020 - Source: ScandAsia - The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: "Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to My...
This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly cov...
29 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Coral reefs are rising out of the water of Manaung island in the Bay of Bengal of Rakhine State but the phenomenon does not indicate an earthquake or tsunami is coming, a senior official of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee said. U Myo Thant, deputy committe...
22 MAY 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The Ramsar Convention, also known as the Convention on Wetlands, inscribed Myanmar's Nantha Island and Mayyu Estuaries as a Ramsar Site on 22 May, according to the convention's secretary office.The proposal to list as a Ramsar site was submitt...
02 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times: The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement on May 2 informed the public that a low pressure area that has been forming in the southeast of the Bay of Bengal could develop into a depression within four days. According to the observation of the De...
​11 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Chinese state-owned CITIC is set to initiate bidding for its environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant for its port project in central Rakhine following the environmental ministry's response to its project proposal. The Ministry of Natural Resources...
22 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Japan announced yesterday that it is providing loans totalling ¥120.9 billion (US$1.1 billion) to Myanmar for four infrastructure projects. Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Ichiro Maruyama and Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Maung Maun...
Myanmar can't escape from natural hazards, with earthquakes, landslides and floods claiming lives and destroying billions of kyat in property and crops. 20 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - People here are no strangers to earthquakes, with several destructive tremors shaking the country every year. T...
08 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar has asked the Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to continue its research on the country's seabed and ecosystem, the Department of Fisheries said. The vessel, which was named after a famous Norwegian explorer, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel...
07 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Fish and prawns from Kyaukphyu, which have registered a low demand in Bangladesh, are being sent only to the Yangon market, according to Kyaukpyu fish and prawn commodity depots. In 2017, most of the fish, prawns, and crabs produced in Kyaukpyu were ...
09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -​​ The authorities have granted permission to 25 cold-storage factories to export fish to the EU market so far, according to the Fisheries Department.However, the factories will be struck off the list, if they fail to export fish within six months, it...
80,000 People Displaced Overview As of Sunday 11 August 2019, there were more than 80,000 people sheltering in evacuation sites across Myanmar, as the country has been battered over the last week by torrential monsoon rains that triggered a landslide in Paung Township, Mon State, killing more than 5...
12,000 people displaced in the last two days 105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since June Overview Nearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to m...