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Mar
17

Walking for Water - around Kandawgyi Lake

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   17th Mar, 2019
We would like to raise awareness and action for our global water and sanitation challenges. Currently more than 2.4B people don't have access to clean and safe sanitation, and more than 660M people do... We would like to raise awareness and action for our global water and sanitation challenges. Currently more than 2.4B people don't have access to clean and safe sanitation, and more than 660M people don't have access to clean and safe drinking water. Especially woman and children feel the burden of collecting clean water as they need to walk kilometers (hours) - and therefore are not able to participate on schools.

The concept is fairly easy - Walking for Water is a walking tour of around 6 kilometers (average distance people walk to collect water) in which they carry 6 liters of water with them. We will walk for water coming Sunday around Kandawgyi lake (6km) and we invite you to join us. Please bring your own water to drink, and perhaps something to eat as well. By carrying it with you this will give you the experience of carrying 6 liters of water for 6 kms.

We will start to walk coming Sunday (17th of March) at 7.00am at (map CoP meeting point) and hope to be back around 9.00am. Our team will bring some reports to share more information about Kandawgyi lake. This will be an informal walk, it will be an achievement to finish a walk around the Kandawgyi Lake. The objective is to raise awareness, meet new people and to have fun and enjoy your own drinks - food afterwards.

Lets explore together if we can do this next years as a fundraising walk, and include many schools as well. Walking for Water is an awareness and fundraising initiative in the Netherlands. School children aged 10-15 are sponsored by friends and family to walk six kilometres while carrying six litres of water in a backpack.
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Feb
28

Myanmar and the University of Yangon: A Comparative Study on Integrated Water Management and Water Policy between Myanmar and Hungary

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   28th Feb, 2019
Introduction: Zoltán Illés, Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy Myanmar is a Southeast Asian Country surrounded by Thailand, Laos, China, India, and Bangladesh. The almost 1... Introduction:
Zoltán Illés, Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Myanmar is a Southeast Asian Country surrounded by Thailand, Laos, China, India, and Bangladesh. The almost 100 years old University of Yangon is the oldest Arts and Science University of Myanmar with 22 departments, located in Yangon, the previous capital. In 2010, Myanmar re-entered the global scene after 22 years of isolation. Since then the country performed steady economic growth by opening new opportunities to national and foreign investors and international donors.
While Myanmar boasts the richness of water resources, spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall is highly uneven, resulting in water scarcity and diversification in a central dry zone. On the other hand flash floods in the Northern and Western areas and floods and salinization problems in the Ayarwaddy delta regions of Myanmar are taking place. Water management in Myanmar is scattered across ministries and departments resulting in overlap responsibilities in some sectors and neglected in others. My collaborative research with scientists from the Central-European University hopefully will fill the gaps related to water management issues and policies in Myanmar. A planned comparative study on Integrated Water Management and Water Policy between Myanmar and Hungary could be the basis for new policy enforcement and changes in Myanmar.
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Feb
26

Leveraging Innovative Finance Together. Training and Workshop

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   26th Feb, 2019 - 27th Feb, 2019
For the 2nd year supported by WISIONS, Nexus for Development will bring together ecosystem actors for a discussion on accelerating entrepreneurship in Asia through access to finance. The free two-... For the 2nd year supported by WISIONS, Nexus for Development will bring together ecosystem actors for a discussion on accelerating entrepreneurship in Asia through access to finance.

The free two-day workshop will strengthen the entrepreneurial capacity of sustainable energy, water, and sanitation enterprises in Asia by fostering mutual understanding and improved collaboration between entrepreneurs and financiers.

Note that social enterprises based outside of Yangon can apply for a stipend to offset travel costs. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible will be considered on a rolling basis. If interested, please apply by sending a short introduction of yourself, justification for financial support and estimated costs to [email protected] with “Application for LIFT Yangon Travel Support” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the 8th of February.

http://nexusfordevelopment.org/LIFT/
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Feb
28

Ports of the Future - lecture by Prof. Tiedo Vellinga

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   28th Feb, 2019
What can the port of Yangon look like in the future? How to establish development of the port in the most sustainable way? In collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and TU... What can the port of Yangon look like in the future? How to establish development of the port in the most sustainable way?

In collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and TU Delft, The Water Agency is organizing an expert lecture on Port Development on February 28th.

Prof. Tiedo Vellinga, Port Development expert from the Netherlands will speak on the development of the Ports of the Future:
Ports of the Future -- Lessons learned from the realization of Rotterdam port expansion Maasvlakte 2.

The Maasvlakte 2 is a new 2000ha expansion of the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands - characteristic for the Maasvlakte 2 project are its climate proof design and realization with respect for nature, through its streamlined coastal defense and the co-creation of new nature. As such, the Maasvlakte 2 is an example of further development of the master planning for the Port of the Future.

Prof. Tiedo Vellinga was involved in the development of the Port of Rotterdam expansion, being responsible for all the environmental studies, the stakeholder management and the needed permits for the realization of the sustainable new Maasvlakte 2.

On February 28 Tiedo Vellinga will present the lessons learned from the realization of the port expansion in the Netherlands. In a lecture, hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands he will share his expertise on sustainable development of ports and waterways.

You are very welcome to join this expert lecture.
Date: Thursday 28th of February
Time: 10.30AM – 12.00PM
Location: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

This public event is open for everyone. Please let us know if you are interested via the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/3GKVnfgR0Mo0sE753
Seats are limited so please hurry up, and looking forward to see you soon.

Call/email us if you have any questions: +95 97 6930 8008 or [email protected]

More information on the speaker can be found here:
https://www.tudelft.nl/citg/over-faculteit/afdelingen/hydraulic-engineering/sections/rivers-ports-waterways-and-dredging-engineering/staff/vellinga-t/
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Feb
17

Saving the Chindwin Campaign

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   17th Feb, 2019
Campaign Area – (1) Around City Hall, (2) Kyauk-saung jetty and around (3) Jetty area for shipping in Monywa Potential participants - Community, students and teachers from Momywa University, CRBO Sec... Campaign Area – (1) Around City Hall, (2) Kyauk-saung jetty and around (3) Jetty area for shipping in Monywa
Potential participants - Community, students and teachers from Momywa University, CRBO Secretariat, MEI and SEI and anyone interested around area.

Organized by Monywa University
In collaboration with Chindwin River Basin Organization (RBO) with Financial Support from the Sagaing Regional Government

This event is one of the Chindwin River Basin Organization (CRBO)'s awareness program. The Chindwin River Basin is very importance for biological diversity, hosting 11 key “biodiversity hotspots” and home for 38 globally threatened species (IUCN). Several faculty members and students of Monywa University were originally living along the Chindwin river. The aim of this campaign is to raise the awareness of Monywa University students and local people to understand better on how to conserve the Chindwin river basin and sustainable environment with the focus on valuing of ecosystem services and maintaining biodiversity in the river basin. Especially, local people will be able to understand and familiar to the meaning of biodiversity, ecosystem and ecosystem services and how to provide them.

More Information will be coming soon.
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Jan
23

Water Futures - Workshop to discuss collaborative opportunities

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   23rd Jan, 2019
As the Yangon city development is continuing at a rapid pace, the management of water is growing to become a key topic. With a wide scale of water management challenges still ahead, now is the tim... As the Yangon city development is continuing at a rapid pace, the management of water is growing to become a key topic.

With a wide scale of water management challenges still ahead, now is the time to get a good understanding of which colleagues and organisations are covering the different areas of the city regarding wise water management this year.

On Wednesday the 23rd of January, 2019, The Water Agency will host a community of practice session, a o workshop to encourage collaboration, for water professionals in Yangon. Led by experienced host Dr Piet Filet, from Brisbane, Australia, participants will explore the collaborative water agenda set for 2019.

The session is organised with the aim to share and bring light to all the water management activities undertaken in Yangon, match the work efforts to make collaborative benefits for the Yangon and the wider region.

The session will be hosted by:

Dr Piet Filet – water management expert from Brisbane, Australia

During this workshop we will explore the Yangon and regional focus and the collaborative opportunities between various water professionals. In small groups participants will develop a roadmap for Yangon water professionals and organisations based on 4-6 key principals that will be introduced by Dr Filet.

The CoP session gives you an opportunity to meet partners, but also make new connections while you learn what 2019 has in store for Yangon regarding water management. The workshop is open to any water professionals.

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Included: light snack.
Location: Aroma Bistro & Tapas on the east side of Kandawgi Lake
Cost: free of charge
Date: Wednesday 23rd of January, 2019
Time: 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM

If you would like to attend this CoP session, please let us know you are coming by registering through the link (https://goo.gl/forms/mlxg1o9cqBZYSyQv1) or give us a call. Please call/email us if you have any questions: +959 7 6930 8008 or send an email to [email protected]
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Jan
27

Kawdawgyi Lake Walking Tour

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   27th Jan, 2019
Kandawgyi, at the heart of Yangon, serves not only recreation purposes. The lake, artificial, plays an important role in the water management of the downtown Yangon area, for example in the provision ... Kandawgyi, at the heart of Yangon, serves not only recreation purposes. The lake, artificial, plays an important role in the water management of the downtown Yangon area, for example in the provision of drinking water. The natural scene of the lake water and large shady trees also are crucial in protecting the urban area from flooding.
Experience and learn more about the different roles of Kandawgyi lake, by joining us on a new Water Walking Tour around Kandawgyi Lake on Sunday 27th of January, 2019. The tour will be led with an experienced host:
Dr Piet Filet – water management expert from Brisbane, Australia

During this Water Walking Tour we take around the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake, passing along the north side of the lake to the U HtaungBo Point. We walk together and along the way, we explore the different functions that the ‘great royal lake’ has to downtown Yangon.
Afterwards, we move to Signature Restaurant, for a light snack/lunch and short presentations on the lake. Water management expert Dr Piet Filet will give you a short introduction on the concept of building resilience, sharing ideas and vision for the managing the water function of Kandawgyi Lake.
Meet new people and make new connections while you learn more on this iconic place. The Kandawgyi lake tour is an interesting fun tour for everyone interested.

Inclusions: Burmese and English speaking guide/expert on water management, light snack.
Starting point: Japan Embassy, Kandawgyi Lake. After the tour we have a short presentation in Signature Restaurant.
Cost: 5000 MMK per person
Date: Sunday 27th of January, 2019
Time: 9.00 AM – 12:00 PM

Min: 5 persons, maximum 20 persons. As long as the minimum amount of persons are joining, the tour is guaranteed to start.
To book your spot on this tour, please let us know you are coming through this form. Please call/email us if you have any questions: +959 972075502 or send an email to [email protected]
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Feb
26

AVPN Myanmar Social Investment Summit 2019

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   26th Feb, 2019
Now in its 3rd year, the AVPN Myanmar Social Investment Summit 2019 will bring together a diverse group of funders and resource providers from Myanmar and the Asian region to discuss collaborative and... Now in its 3rd year, the AVPN Myanmar Social Investment Summit 2019 will bring together a diverse group of funders and resource providers from Myanmar and the Asian region to discuss collaborative and outcome-focused social investment strategies and opportunities.

From corporate philanthropy to CSR to impact investing, the conference will cover a range of investment approaches, as well as concentrate on selected impact areas and AVPN’s curated selection of Social Purpose Organisations – NGOs and social enterprises – listed on its Deal Share Platform.

Join 250 delegates from Myanmar and other Asian countries for a day-long forum with plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and Deal Share Live engagements.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Please contact AVPN Myanmar country representative for questions: [email protected]
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Mar
05

World Water Day 2019

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   5th Mar, 2019 - 6th Mar, 2019
More Information Coming Soon. Date - TBD.
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Dec
04

Smart innovations for better decision-making in Deltas: showcases from Myanmar

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   4th Dec, 2018
This event will be hosted as part of the Greater Mekong Forum, taking place on December 4 -6 in the Inya Lake Hotel. In this session we will highlight some of the results as well as showcase the measu... This event will be hosted as part of the Greater Mekong Forum, taking place on December 4 -6 in the Inya Lake Hotel. In this session we will highlight some of the results as well as showcase the measuring tools that were tested and demonstrated in the projects. These pilots will provide policy-makers and other stakeholders with many inspiring and useful ways to gain access to more data and a better understanding on the impact of certain decisions. This session will break the existing paradigm that data collection is expensive and time-consuming – it can also be done low-cost, reliable, high-tech hence leading to smart decision-making!
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Dec
05

Satellite-based remote sensing to support water professionals in Myanmar: Advanced Hands-On Training

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   5th Dec, 2018 - 7th Dec, 2018
This is an invitation for a special short course as a follow-up of the Google Earth Engine course which we organised last year. The course will take place from 5-7 December (3 days) at YTU. Please a... This is an invitation for a special short course as a follow-up of the Google Earth Engine course which we organised last year. The course will take place from 5-7 December (3 days) at YTU. Please also let us know if you want to join the training. For questions you may contact the Course Director Mr. Gijs Simons: [email protected]

In this three day workshop for water professionals we will focus on using the remote sensing package Google Earth Engine for water related issues. The three main subjects of the training will be rainfall, river morphology and soil moisture. The subjects rainfall and river morphology will be discussed in parallel separate sessions. During this training you will learn how to work with satellite data using Google Earth Engine and will learn more about rainfall or river morphology and soil moisture. With this knowledge it will be easier to understand the processes behind rainfall, river morphology and soil moisture and adapt to the future.

The lecturers are:
- Mr. Teije van der Horst
- Ms. Nina Kattler
- Mr. Gijs Simons
- Ms. Carolien Wegman

The program for the training will look like this:
- Wednesday 5 till Friday 7th of December
- Total number of participants: About 30. (15 for the rain-fall case and 15 for the morphology case).
- Each participant can choose for one case study (Morphology or Rainfall).
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Nov
12

Myanmar’s Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Conference

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Nov, 2018
On Monday, 12th November 2018 the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Myanmar (AHK), jointly with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Water Partnership,... On Monday, 12th November 2018 the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Myanmar (AHK), jointly with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Water Partnership, will proudly host Myanmar’s Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Conference at Novotel Hotel in Yangon. The conference will be dedicated to Myanmar‘s water and waste water infrastructure at present and in the future, and will also showcase some of Germany’s experiences in this regard.

The conference will target decision makers from the private and public sector and is an invitation-only and free-of-charge event. Kindly let us know if you are joining the conference and/or who else from your company (name, position, e-mail) will be joining. Please note that by attending this event, you consent to being photographed and to your image being used for communication and marketing purposes.

For further details, please refer to the enclosed agenda. We look forward to receiving your response until 8th November 2018.
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Dec
04

Greater Mekong Forum 2018

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   4th Dec, 2018 - 6th Dec, 2018
[About the 2018 Forum] The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy is the largest annual knowledge-sharing event in the Greater Mekong. It presents research-based evidence to non-governmenta... [About the 2018 Forum]

The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy is the largest annual knowledge-sharing event in the Greater Mekong. It presents research-based evidence to non-governmental organisations, policy-makers, the private sector, and development agencies. It does this through carefully designed and facilitated dialogues.

The 2018 Forum theme is:
Economic Development and the Rivers of the Greater Mekong: The rivers of the Greater Mekong hold great economic value in terms of their hydropower, fisheries, transport and agricultural potential. So too, these rivers are economic and ecological corridors generating immense economic growth for the countries through which they pass. But this economic growth comes with its own social, economic and environmental challenges. The 2018 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy will focus on ways in which these challenges can be addressed through tried-and-tested solutions, knew knowledge generated by research and through a regional, multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder dialogue.

[Forum purpose]

The purpose of the forum is to:

To create ‘safe’ spaces for stakeholders to come together to informally discuss difficult and controversial water-related discussions.
To network and to promote cross-regional learning on water-food-energy nexus-related issues.
To encourage and facilitate building of networks across sectors and river basins to support future collaborations.
Interface research-based solutions with a non-technical public, policy-makers, and the private sector.
Provide would-be users with an opportunity to deliberate and query potential solutions.
Who attends the Forum?
The forum is designed for knowledge users: government and development agencies, the private sector and research-for-development practitioners. We emphasise deliberation and listening, query and debate.

At the 2017 Forum, we welcomed 431 participants, representing 171 institutions. 7% of our participants were Cambodian, 6% Chinese, 7% Laotian, 34% Myanmar, 7% Thai, 10% Vietnamese and 27% international. The forum attracts participants from the research community, civil society, government and the private sector.

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Sep
20

The Bago Sub-basin Management Plan 

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   20th Sep, 2018
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Oct
30

Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   30th Oct, 2018 - 1st Nov, 2018
Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 was announced in January 18, 2018. Themes of the second edition Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge are Smart Port and Water in the city (Htee City). Water Cha... Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 was announced in January 18, 2018. Themes of the second edition Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge are Smart Port and Water in the city (Htee City). Water Challenge 3-day intensive program is on 30 October - 1 November 2018.

The Myanmar Netherlands Water Challenge is a good example of how universities and private sector can work together, combining their experience and expertise to the benefit of society and future generations.

(Update information are coming soon)
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Oct
11

MyanmarWater 2018

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   11th Oct, 2018 - 13th Oct, 2018
Myanmar Water is a 3 day event being held from 11th October to 13th October 2018 at Yangon Convention Center (YCC) in Yangon, Myanmar. This event will provide a platform to Meet and connect with over ... Myanmar Water is a 3 day event being held from 11th October to 13th October 2018 at Yangon Convention Center (YCC) in Yangon, Myanmar. This event will provide a platform to Meet and connect with over 5,000 quality visitors including water and wastewater industry's professionals, trade buyers, distributors, government representatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, thought leaders and visionaries for building new partnerships and proactive business opportunities.
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Nov
29

MyanWater 2018

  1.   General
  2.   Public
  1.   29th Nov, 2018 - 1st Dec, 2018
Boasting unrivalled growth opportunities, Myanmar’s water supply & treatment industries are ripe for the taking. MYANWATER 2018 Expo – Myanmar’s No.1 International Water Supply & Treatment Exhibition ... Boasting unrivalled growth opportunities, Myanmar’s water supply & treatment industries are ripe for the taking. MYANWATER 2018 Expo – Myanmar’s No.1 International Water Supply & Treatment Exhibition is your chance to be part of the biggest marketing platform of the industry.

The MYANWATER 2018 Expo is scheduled to be held at the MEP, Mindama, Yangon from the 29th November to the 1st of December 2018. With over 1.07 million households using unimproved toilets, nearly 3.1 million households in Myanmar are in critical need of access to improved water sources.

Emerging from the depths of isolation after decades of junta rule, Myanmar is opening the doors to the outside world, driven by the escalating force of the industrial sector.

Recognised since 2013 as Myanmar’s water industry, biggest and most important international exhibition, this platform plays the medium in delivering innovative solutions to meet the country’s increasing demand for water supply, sanitation & industrial wastewater treatment requirements.

Myanmar’s gross domestic product figures for 2017 is reported at 7.7% while 8% is anticipated for 2018, as projected by the Asian Development Bank. This puts the country greatly ahead of all other countries in the Southeast Asia region in terms of economic growth. With a strong leadership under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party, the nation’s population of 54 million people and a large proportion in the working class, the country has a great capacity and capability to maintain its rapid progress.

Take action today and reserve your ideal booth location at MYANWATER 2018, to let your business prospects flow in Myanmar! Contact M May at [email protected] / +959798435593 or Mr. Darren at [email protected] / +60162454791 for more information.
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Aug
15

The Training Workshop on Environment Impact Assessment Tools for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Chindwin River Basin

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   15th Aug, 2018 - 17th Aug, 2018
Please contract Ms. Than Htway Lwin ([email protected] or tel: 09457709902), our Myanmar national coordinator, for confirmation and further information.
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Aug
16

The Training Workshop on Communicating on Development, Biodiversity and Livelihood in Chindwin River Basin

  1.   Education & Training
  2.   Public
  1.   16th Aug, 2018 - 17th Aug, 2018
Please contract Ms. Than Htway Lwin ([email protected] or tel: 09-457709902), our Myanmar national coordinator, for confirmation and further information.
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Sep
13

Blue Networking Drinks

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   13th Sep, 2018
Dear partner in Water Business in Myanmar, A new initiative in Yangon, The Blue Networking Drinks, aims to get the international water sector together in Yangon to socialize with each other in an i... Dear partner in Water Business in Myanmar,

A new initiative in Yangon, The Blue Networking Drinks, aims to get the international water sector together in Yangon to socialize with each other in an informal setting. The Drinks are organized every second Thursday of the month.

We were very pleased with the large number of people and the wide variety of the group that participated for the previous editions of the Blue Networking Drinks. Our goal is to keep growing bigger with the upcoming editions and make sure that everyone who is involved in the water sector in Myanmar will know and, of course, will enjoy this event.

The next edition is on the 13th of September. If you are interested in attending, subscribe to the mailing list here. If you want to sponsor the coming or one of the following session(s) and present something about your company, send an email to [email protected]

All the best,

The BlueNetworkingDrinks Team
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