11 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Implementation of the Ayeyarwady Coastal Region Development Project, an expressway connecting Ayeyarwady Region and Rakhine State listed under the Myanmar Project Bank, will start from this fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Construction. The project...
17 Oct 2020 - Source: ScandAsia - Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Dep...
13 Oct 2020 - Source: JAGRAN Josh India and Myanmar agreed to work towards the operationalization of Strategic Sittwe Port in the first quarter of 2021. Indian Army Chief General M.M. Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla travelled to Mayanmar on a two-day visit. They also calle...
06 Oct 2020 - Source: mizzima news from Myanmar India and Myanmar have agreed to work towards the operationalisation of Sittwe port in Rakhine state in the first quarter of 2021, APN news reported. The announcement came from a press release issued by India's Ministry of External Affairs after the co...
With the collaboration of the Netherlands Embassy in Myanmar and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Myanmar, the virtual workshop for the scope of the study on mangrove restoration and increasing resilience in the Ayeyarwady delta was held on 24th September 2020. The workshop was conducted to Present ...
16 Sep 2020 - Source: Global News Light of Myanmar - Starting from 2020-2021 financial year's fishing season, the Fisheries Department has been issuing the licences in time to the offshore fishing vessels so that the latter can leave for the sea, according to the Fisheries Department.The staff ...
11 AUG 2020 - Source: Mizzima News from Myanmar A pipeline observation group and local residents want the government to conduct a field investigation for pollution in Thanzit River near Made Island, Kyaukphyu Township, Rakhine State and to give concrete solution for this issue. Pipeline observation ...
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...