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 APR 2020 - Source: BNI Multimedia Group Nai Banyar Aung — As raft-fishing businesses in the Irrawaddy[Ayeyarwady] region also known as the West Coast experience deforestation and scarcity of fish resources, many big boat operations are setting their sights on the Myanmar East Coast. The journey t...
​28 APR 2020 - Source: Frontier Myanmar The latest instalment in our series about wild swimming spots focuses on little-visited Ye in southern Mon State, where we discover shipwrecks, deserted beaches and technicolour sunsets. By DOMINIC HORNER | FRONTIER Ye is very much a victim of its location. Sa...
Source: Academia  Taking the Salween River in Myanmar as a case study, this paper draws on a growing body of hydrosocial literature to analyze the multiple ontologies of water taking each ontology to be constituted of-and enacted within-a human-more-than-human assemblage, the spatiote...
1 April 2020 - Source: BNI Multimedia Group Sai Wansai — On March 14, International Day of Action for Rivers, 23 countries' indigenous, together with thousands of river stewards, defenders, and allies called for the protection of their rivers and rights to manage them, with hundreds more joined in v...
04 March 20 - Source: YANGON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields. ​ "This used to be my land," said the 51-year-old farmer, frowning at the murky waves. All but six ...
2 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Now -  The 500 residents of Karen state's Yedwingone village now depend on the charity of others for clean drinking water. Until recently, each of the 120 households in this village near the state capital Hpa-an got all the water it needed from its own well. Bu...
27 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Maritime trade and tourism in Mon State can level up with better transport and power supply, according to a property market report.​Yangon-based Picon-Deed Property Consultants released its study this month on Myanmar's southern state highlighting how its mineral ...
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...
23 Nov 19 - Source: Mizzima - Mon State, Paung constituency lower house MP Mi Kun Chan demanded in a parliamentary session convened on November 22 that an enquiry should be held into the landslide that occurred in Ma Latt hill, Paung Township, Mon State. MP Mi Kun Chan said in parliament session, "I...
သံလွင်မြစ်သည် ဟိမဝန္တာမှ တရုတ်နိုင်ငံနှင့်မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတို့ကို လွတ်လပ်စွာ ဖြတ်သန်းစီးဆင်းပါသည်။ သိပ္ပံပညာရှင်များက သံလွင်မြစ်အား ရေလမ်းတောများထဲတွင် သဘာဝလျှို့ဝှက်ချက်များကိုဖုံးကွယ်ထားရှိရာ ကမ္ဘာကြီးဂြိုဟ်ရဲ့ ဇီဝမျိုးကွဲများ များပြားစွာတည်ရှိပေါက်ပွါးကြသည့် နေရာတစ်ခုအဖြစ်သိပ္ပံပညာရှင်များကချီးကျူးက...
The consultation meeting in Taunggyi on September 12 was attended by representatives from relevant government agencies including forest, agriculture, mining, irrigation, water resources utilization, department of natural disaster, department of hydropower implementation and rural development, among ...
Source: DSS Water / DRR Team - On 15 September a DRR-Team counting 4 Dutch experts arrived in Myanmar, after DRR-Team has been selected at the beginning of this month. Their objective: a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in Mid-August. These floods led to more than 110.000 displ...
21 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Mon State government minister of natural resources and environment conservation Dr. Min Kyi said that they did not provide information on potential landslide sites in advance as they did not want people to get concerned over the potential for this form of natural disast...