‘Our land is collapsing around us’: Ayeyarwady at risk from rampant sand mining

Irresponsible sand mining in the Ayeyarwady River is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation's rice bowl. ​ By HEIN KO SOE and CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 16, about 250 residents of Thet Thit Kyun village tract in Bago Region sailed in...
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To His Majesty - An Extraterrestrial Discovered Ayeyarwady River

This article is based on the recent trip on Ayeyarwady river by Mr.Piet Filet. This review is the joining force of the water expert and the one who love to write To His Majesty King Toartrogenm Palace Phobos, Mars To his Most Excellent Majesty, King of Mars, May it please your Majesty, With the duti...
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Rosemary shares update on Myanmar Living Water Project

31 Jan 19 - Source: The Inverell Times - I have just returned from visiting the 52 water tanks in the dry zone of central Myanmar, built in 2018, and as always I feel a special sense of pride when I see "Inverell" on some of the plaques in this most remote and forgotten part of our world. I have bee...
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Ayeyarwady dolphin found dead in Mandalay

28 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists have recovered the body of an endangered Ayeyarwady dolphin off Patheingyi township in Mandalay Region, a conservationist said. U Kyaw Hla Thein of the dolphin programme at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said the dead dolphin was found on...
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New dry port expected to cut transport costs in Mandalay

25 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The first dry port in Mandalay Region to transport goods by container has opened in Myitnge, Amarapura township, making the movement of products to and from the city easier and cheaper, according to Transport and Communications Minister U Thant Sin Maung. "We have...
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Union Minister for SWRR inspects river erosion in Minbu Township

06 Jan 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye arrived yesterday in Nabe Ban Village and Mon Kyo Village in Minbu Township, Magway Region, to inspect the status of moving the villages to new locations, as the original sit...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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El Nino likely to hit Myanmar during coming cool season

​15 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Weather predictions indicate that El Nino might be coming to Myanmar during the winter season, meteorologists said. "El Nino is forecast to happen this year, but it will be weak to moderate," said U Kyaw Moe Oo, director general of the Department of Me...
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Proper Water and Land Management Scheme could help to get water effectively in Central Dry Zone

​ Water distribution becomes more effective and equal in central dry zone to farmers' fields in a result of Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project. Pyawt Ywar is situated 70 kilometers west of Mandalay in Myinmu Township where Mu River pour into Ayeyarwaddy River. The four-year Dry Zone Programme of Liv...
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Mandalay port development project to take off early next year

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Work on the development of Mandalay Port is set to begin early next year, says the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The project, which is aimed at improving trade and transportation along inland waterways, will be implemented with t...
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Life of U Bein Bridge told by itself

​ It is such a lovely evening that I can't stay indoor so I just walk on the U Bein bridge. The bridge is as crowded as usual however I find a spot to enjoy sunset. The sound of water ripples, fainted chit-chat sounds from other visitors and the sunset harmoniously make me amazed and drifted in the ...
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Mandalay Port to modernise with grant

​8 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a grant worth ¥6 billion (K79.8 billion) that will be...
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Mandalay's WaterWorx focused on Regeneration of Tube Wells

An agreement between MCDC and Vitens Evides International (VEI) was already signed in December 2017, in July and September the first visits of dutch experts took place, and from the end of October a project manager will be working and living in Mandalay for the 3 year duration of the project.  ...
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White foams from wastewater not harmful to public: MCDC

​17 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MANDALAY- The white foams from wastewater directly being dumped into the Ayeyawady River, around Mayangyan jetty, Mandalay, isn't harmful to the public, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).  The MCDC also reported that the level of Bio...
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River sand extraction has adverse impacts on the rivers: WWF

​8 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  According to the report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the first week of September, the extraction of sand from rivers for construction industries has adverse impacts. More importantly for the Ayeyarwady River, the construction sector is a driver for th...
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