Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept Summary

The summary of "Myanmar Disaster Risk Management Project Concept" was presented at the Urban Delta Seminar which was organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, National Water Resources Committee and Yangon Regional Government on 14 February 2018 by Michael Bonte Grapentin, Senior Disaster ...
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Illegal drinking water plants choking Mandalay bottlers

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​ Illegal bottled water manufacturers are giving legitimate bottlers in Mandalay Region unfair competition, said Ma Su, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association. Ma Su said that only about 200 of the more than 6000 bottled water ...
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JICA helps 5000 houses in Sagaing get water

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 Photo from Google ​ A project financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started pumping water from the Ayeyarwady River to over 5000 households in Sagaing Region, said U Win Naing, chair of Sagaing City Development...
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Fisheries Department, WCS to conduct research on Ayeyawady dolphins

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 February, 2018 The Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Myanmar will conduct a survey and research on the activities of Ayeyawady dolphins from Mandalay to Bhamo in Ayeyawady river on 6 February. The trip is scheduled to...
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De Nora Water Technologies To Improve Quality Of Water Supply For 60,000 Households In Mandalay

Source: Water Online Date: 9 February, 2018 Photo- Google ​ This is part of an agreement signed in September 2016 with Tobishima Cooperation for the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at 1.797 billion yen to enhance the water supply systems in Mandalay with the installation of n...
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Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management, Myanmar

The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...
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The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter)  ​ Introduction Recently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and ex...
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Dokhtawady River resorts still waiting for expansion plan OK

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018  Many small resorts on the Dokhtawady River in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are still waiting for approval of plans to expand into surrounding farmland, said officials of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Mandalay tightens up on factory waste disposal

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 1 February, 2018  ​ The Mandalay regional government will penalise manufacturers that fail to draft and implement environment management plans (EMP) within a year, officials said. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation on January 10 issued...
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Ayeyawady dolphins’ protection zone to be extended

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​The Fisheries Department is planning to extend the dolphin protection zone along the Ayeyawady River to conserve the rare species more effectively. Currently, the Ayeyawady dolphin protection area is 72 kilometres wide, extending from Mi...
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Ayeyarwady River navigation project to start in February

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 22 January, 2018 Construction work will begin in February as part of the Ayeyarwady River Navigation Enhancement Plan from Mandalay to Nyaung-U. The construction is one of three focuses of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), which will b...
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Mandalay waterway improvement project to begin next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 22 January, 2018 ​ In a bid to facilitate the mooring of vessels and ships to the Mandalay port, authorities will start work on the Mandalay waterway improvement system in February. This is one of the three programmes that is a part of the ayeyawady...
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Endangered Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Katha

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 11 January, 2018 The carcass of an Irrawaddy female dolphin was found in the Ayeyawady River, according to an official of Katha Township's Department of Fisheries. "We received information that one Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead near the Aung Cha...
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Mandalay Region increases water charges and scales up access

Source: mmtimes Date: 5 Jan, 2018 ​Eight thousand water meters will be installed free of charge in Pyigyitagun township with a total of US$20 million funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), according to Mandalay City Development Committee(MCDC). The committee will also increa...
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Taungthaman Lake hosts fewer migratory birds this year

Source: mmtimes Date: 2 Jan 2018 ​ The number of migratory birds visiting Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay Region, a prime place to watch rare birds in Myanmar, has significantly dropped, according to birdwatcher U Zay Maung Thein of Mandalay. In addition to Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura township, fewer...
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