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Plastic crisis in Myanmar: New survey reveals 119 tons of plastic enter Ayeyarwady River every day

​Source: Thant Myanmar & Flora and Fauna International Date: 16th July 2019 A new survey on plastic pollution in Myanmar conducted by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in collaboration with Thant Myanmar reveals that 119 tons of plastic waste enter the Ayeyarwady River every day. A related stu...
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Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding

15 July 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With water rapidly rising in several quarters o...
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More than 23,000 affected by flooding so far in July

15 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 23,000 people have been affected by floods as a result of heavy rains across Myanmar so far this month, according to the Disaster Management Department. Most of the casualties have been in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. More than 15,000 in Myitkyina,...
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China-led port project inches ahead in Myanmar

​CITIC-led consortium this month started legally required impact assessments but the controversial $1.3 billion mega-project is still far from a done deal ​ By Thompson Chau , Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme und...
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Villagers get diseases from waste-contaminated water

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Villagers who live near a 10-inch pipe that discharges wastewater from factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone in the Dotehtawady River have suffered health and social problems for years. Adults and children who rely on the river for bathing and household water...
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Ninety tonnes of plastic a day dumped in Ayeyarwady

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - About 90 tonnes of plastic waste a day are dumped in the Ayeyarwady River and another 29 tonnes in the Yangon River, said Friedor Jeske, waste management expert at Thant Myanmar. "Almost 90 tonnes of plastic trash go into the Ayeyarwady, mostly hard plastic mater...
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Flood resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

9 July 19 - Source: CordAid - In central Myanmar, many villages and their inhabitants are in danger. Climate change is causing both excessive rainfall and prolonged drought, and the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar's lifeline, is increasingly bursting its banks. With disastrous consequences. The villagers a...
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Results of fish survey set to be released

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The result of studies conducted last year by scientists on a Norwegian research vessel will be released within the next couple of months, the Department of Fisheries has announced. The research vessel RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen was in Myanmar from August to September ...
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Sanitation Assessment - Report (ROSAMUR Project)

Within the framework of the capacity building program for Myanmar urban services providers implemented by GRET (ROSAMUR project), a comprehensive assessment study on sanitation in Magway city was conducted with the key following objectives: To gather and analyze data and information on sanitation co...
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Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups

27 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Residents of Amarapura township , Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said U Maung Maung Oo, leader of the Natural Green Alliance. The city said it would build...
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Electricity demand tops projections, dams unable to keep up: ministry

18 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Electricity and Energy says the demand for electricity this year is expected to be higher than projected. "Demand, whether because of higher-than-expected usage or lower-than-expected power generation, is likely to exceed supply as a result of the...
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The Amarapura Project - Improving Water Service in Mandalay City

" Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all " ​ (SDG 6). " Making the cities in Myanmar more sustainable, more resilient and more inclusive " (SDG 11). ​ ​ We did an interview with Thibaut Le Loc'h, the coordinator of the Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Managem...
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Hluttaw approves Dutch aid for Mandalay water plan

11 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) has approved an offer of assistance from the Netherlands government and loans from two Netherlands banks for a water supply project in Pyigyitagun township, Mandalay Region. The assembly voted last Friday on the proj...
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MoP&F will use Dutch loans for Pyigyidagun Tsp water supply, says Deputy Minister

MoP&F will use Dutch loans for Pyigyidagun Tsp water supply, says Deputy Minister

30 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A project that will provide 7 million gallons of water per day to the 70 per cent of Pyigyidagun Township, Mandalay Region, that are not connected to a water supply system, will be implemented using loans from Dutch based Netherlands Development Fina...
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Capacity building of urban service providers in Myanmar

​Start Date  ​ ​End Date Budget​ ​ Funding​ ​01/09/2017 ​ ​30/09/2020 ​ ​615000 € ​ ​ Rosamur project is implemented within the framework of a capacity building program initiated end of 2015 , and aiming to improve the quality of environmental services in Myanmar cities through the establishmen...
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