​2 APRIL 2020 - Source: Burma News International - While thorough handwashing has been proven as an effective strategy to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State's camps say that the current water shortage prevents them from being able...
​16 March 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Forest Department wants to upgrade an island in Ayeyarwady Region that is a nesting site for sea turtles from its current status as a protected area to a Ramsar Site. A Ramsar Site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the R...
29 Feb 20 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Due to warmer temperatures in the summer, droughts and depleting water supply will likely become more common in Myanmar. The water crisis in rural areas every summer highlights the need for better urban planning and management. Last year, the number ...
20 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Mandalay Disaster Response Team has joined forces with other charitable groups in northern Myanmar to strengthen its ability to respond to emergencies in the region and neighbouring areas. The organisation was formed in 2016 with members of more than 20 charit...
06 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists are set to conduct next week a census of migratory birds taking refuge in the country's wetlands to escape the biting winter in their natural habitats. Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association's (BANCA) managing direc...
For communities living around Kachin State's Indawgyi Lake, small-scale gold mining is a vital source of income, but it is taking a toll on the lake's ecosystem.​By HKUN LI | FRONTIER Photos HKUN LI and NYEIN SU WAI KYAW SOE28 Dec 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - INDAWGYI Lake in Kachin State's Mohny...
02 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Sagaing Regional government has set up conservation measures due to the low water level in Tha Phan Seik Dam, the biggest in Southeast Asia, to irrigate farms during the dry season, a senior regional agricultural official said Sunday. U Win Hlaing Oo, head of ...
17 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region will spend K 5.3 billion (US$2.29 million) in 2020 to fortify river banks to prevent erosion, the regional Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems said. The measures to prevent riverbank erosion will be carried out in 20 vil...
16 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Feasibility study on constructing Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2 had begun, according to Kachin State based Special Bridge-Group 1 of the Department of Bridge."Hydrographic survey to construct Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2 was contracted to Directorate of Water...
15 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myistone can be reached in less than one-hour drive from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. The confluence of the Maykha and Malikha rivers that formed Ayeyawady River has attracted many visitors with its natural beauties.The area has seen a lar...
In February 2019, after signing at a ceremony in The Hague to provide seed funding to WWF to develop wastewater treatment projects in Myanmar and another country, Zambia, FMO and WWF Myanmar made an advancement to demonstrate the pre-feasibility study of industrial wastewater treatment in Myanmar.De...
Indigenous farmers formed a local community (Water User Association) called Five village Bless, led to effective irrigation management by ensuring reliable and equal water distribution in support of their livelihoods in MyinMu Township, Sagaing Region in Myanmar.Local farmers can regulate the water ...
30 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region's Sont Ye Lake in Kyaukse township and Paleik Lake in Tada-U will be designated as protected wetlands to conserve them and regulate development, a senior regional official said. U Myo Thit, regional minister for Natural Resources and Environmental ...
The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is facing severe challenges in improving its water service coverage. It is also facing mounting financial losses. In this context, MCDC called for actionable insights on improving its coverage and the potential for tariff hikes to ensure financial susta...
10 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A Myanmar traditional boat-rowing competition was flagged off at 10 am on 9 September in Meiktila Town as part of the 136th Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Buddha Pujaniya Festival, and attracted huge crowds from nearby towns and villages and visitors from acro...