Greening Plan in Myanmar's World Heritage Site Bagan Angers Conservationists

16 Oct 2020 - Source: The Irrawaddy - The Mandalay regional government's plan to plant around 3,000 trees as part of a greening plan in Bagan has drawn criticism that it could damage unexplored, buried sites and the cultural landscape. The Myanmar Archaeology Association (MAA) denounced the gre...

The ailing Ayeyarwady

11 Oct 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Born in Phaung Gyi village on an island near the shore of the Ayeyarwady River in Nyaung-U Township, just under 150 kilometers south-west of Mandalay, Ko Aung Zaw Oo feels agitated whenever he returns home. He is now 43. Throughout his life, his village has...

Locals revive Inn Lay floating market in October

10 Oct 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The Inn Lay floating market has returned to a revival after missing for more than a decade, starting from the first week of October during the pandemic period, according to the locals.Although the local and foreign travellers are interested in...

ပခုက္ကူခရိုင်အတွင်း ဧရာဝတီနှင့် ချင်းတွင်းမြစ်ရေ ပြန်လည်မြင့်တက်လာပြီး မြစ်ကမ်းနံဘေးစိုက်ခင်းများ ရေနစ်မြုပ်မှုကြောင့် ကြက်သွန်၊ ငရုတ်၊ မြေပဲနှင့် ခရမ်းစိုက်ခင်းများ ပျက်စီး

07 Oct 2020 - Source: Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd. ပခုက္ကူခရိုင်အတွင်း ဧရာဝတီနှင့် ချင်းတွင်းမြစ်ရေမှာ အောက်တိုဘာလဆန်းပိုင်းမှစ၍ ပြန်လည်မြင့်တက်လာခဲ့ပြီး မြစ်ကမ်းဘေးရှိ ကြက်သွန်၊ ငရုတ်၊ မြေပဲနှင့် ခရမ်းစိုက်ခင်းများမှာ ရေနစ်မြုပ်မှုကြောင့် ပျက်စီးမှုများ ဖြစ်ပေါ်နေကြောင်း တောင်သူများထံမှ သိရသည်...

တက်လာမည့် မည်သည့်အစိုးရမဆို မြစ်ဆုံစီမံကိန်းကို အပြီးတိုင် ရပ်ဆိုင်းစေလိုကြောင်း မြစ်ဆုံဆည်စီမံကိန်း ရပ်ဆိုင်းခြင်း ကိုးနှစ်ပြည့်နေ့တွင် ဒေသခံများပြောကြား

01 OCT 2020 - Source: Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd. တက်လာမည့် မည်သည့်အစိုးရမဆို မြစ်ဆုံစီမံကိန်းကို အပြီးတိုင် ရပ်ဆိုင်းစေလိုကြောင်း မြစ်ဆုံဆည်စီမံကိန်း ရပ်ဆိုင်းခြင်း ကိုးနှစ်ပြည့်နေ့တွင် ဒေသခံများက ပြောကြားခဲ့ကြသည်။ မြစ်ဆုံဆည်စီမံကိန်း ရပ်ဆိုင်းခြင်း ကိုးနှစ်ပြည့်ဖြစ်သည့် ၂၀၂၀ ပြည့်နှစ် စက်တင်ဘာ ၃၀...

Ayeyarwaddy River in Myitkyina reaches near danger water level

28 SEP 2020 - Source: Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd. Ayeyawaddy River water level in Myitkyina on September 27 at 13:30 pm measurement reached 1094 cm and it may reach danger water level according to an official from Myitkyina Meteorology and Hydrology Department Naing Lin Htwe. Low lying areas in Myi...

MAPPING MYANMAR’S FREE-FLOWING RIVERS _ ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT AND FUTURE IMPACTS OF DAM-INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ON RIVER CONNECTIVITY

Myanmar has two of the globally most intact tropical river systems - the Salween and the Irrawaddy - which are also in one of the most biodiversity-rich regions of the world. The value of these free-flowing rivers is of fundamental importance to the regional biodiversity, the economy of the country,...

Interview with a postdoctoral scholar at Kyoto University – research findings and experience on organic waste management in Mandalay

"We are trying to control the quantity of faecal sludge by monitoring the collecting trucks on (1) where they are heading, (2) how much amount of sludge is on them and (3) the starting time and the route of the trucks by installing weight sensors and GPS tracking based on IoT technology," by Author ...

Nitrogen and Phosphorous Flow Analysis with Focus on Anthropogenic Organic Wastes: A Case Study in Mandalay, Myanmar

In developing countries, many tons of valuable nutrients (mainly Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorous (P)) are lost as waste derived from daily life and agriculture. Nutrient load qualification is an early step for recognizing environmental pollution and a basic requirement for planning environmental s...

Informal Emptying Business in Mandalay: Its Reasons and Financial Impacts

Globally, 2.8 billion people use on-site sanitation facilities, which need regular emptying of accumulated fecal sludge. Illegal dumping from informal emptying businesses, one of the major challenges in environmental management, is widely observed. Considering Mandalay, Myanmar, this study...

Mogok flood kills four

16 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Heavy rain on the early morning of September 16 has caused floods in Mogok, Mandalay Region, and destroyed houses on the hillside. Four casualties have been recorded so far. The rain started around 4:00am and lasted more than an hour, causing the Yay Ni Cre...

Heavy rains cause floods in Wuntho, rescue teams help locals

14 Sep 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - rains in Wuntho, Sagaing Region on 13 September inundated roads and forced some families to evacuate their homes, according to the local authorities.A rescue team composed of departmental officials and local people in Wuntho carried out rescue...

Myanmar to build inland ports to improve river transportation

08 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Transport and Communications is planning to develop several inland ports at the Ayeyarwady River and Chindwin River, to improve inland logistics and river transportation, said Toe Aung Lin, a director at the ministry's Directorate of Water R...

COVID-19 restrictions delay investors in hydropower

07 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Investors from China and Japan who are among those most interested in developing hydropower projects in Chin State are not able to do so due to COVID-19 restrictions, said U Soe Htet, Chin State Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Minister. "Curre...

Drilling success in Chin State’s Htantalan benefits local people

07 Sep 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - A drilling in Htantalan, Chin State, struck water on Sunday, supplying drinking water to the town which has a population of over 10,000 people.  The water gushed out of the tubewell at the depth of 520 feet with a rate of 5,000 gallons of...