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France's EDF says Myanmar dam project halted over coup

22 March 21 - Source: Bangkok Post - PARIS: An international consortium has suspended a $1.5-billion hydropower dam project in Myanmar in response to last month's military coup, consortium member Electricite de France, a French utility, said Sunday. Nearly 250 people are confirmed dead in protests s...
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EU suspends development funds for Myanmar

04 March 2021 - Source: Bangkok Post - BRUSSELS: The European Union has suspended its support for development projects in Myanmar to avoid providing financial assistance to the military after it seized power last month, officials said on Thursday. The 27-nation EU informed a committee of the World T...
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UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following military coup

03 March 2021 - Source: Climate Change News - The military takeover in Myanmar raises fears of pollution, deforestation and revival of a controversial hydropower dam, as international agencies put climate projects on hold  The UN has suspended climate projects that require working with Myanmar'...
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Treading Water: The Dark Legacy of Hydropower Development in Myanmar

Hydropower may be a source of renewable energy, but if left uncontrolled, it might cost more to the planet than we think.  Source: University of Sydney | Thiri Shwesin Aung - While hydropower is a vital source of renewable energy, the development of new hydropower plants can often result i...
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Myanmar says it is committed to greener future

07 FEB 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar reiterated its plans to further reduce the country's carbon emissions and to expand its renewable energy program during an international conference on February 4. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy U Than Zaw was quoted by...
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58 Mandalay villages likely to experience water shortage

29 JAN 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - Up to 58 villages in Mandalay Region is likely to experience water shortage in the coming summer months, said Region Rural Area Development Department's Director U Soe Than. The 58 villages will cover 10 townships including Taungtha and Nwartogyi townships,...
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Lesser rainfall causes reduction of irrigation water in Ngwe Taung Dam

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Nan San Hpoo natural water outlet, a water source of the Ngwe Taung Dam, Dimawhso Township, Kayah State, had a declining water yield, and the area had low rainfalls in the raining season, so this year, the dam will be able to supply water for ...
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480,000 killed by extreme weather this century: analysis

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Mizzima - Almost half a million people have died in natural disasters linked to extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to a new assessment of the direct threat posed to humanity by climate change. The mortality burden of climate-related catastrophes such as...
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Kawthoung with Sea Gypsies or Men of the Sea

25 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - By Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung), Translated by Khine Thazin Han Taninthayi Region, the southern tip of Myanmar, abounds with water, forest and mineral resources. Kawthoung in Taninthayi Region is also well known for the minority Salon (or) Mawken (or)...
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Yangon’s floating night market

24 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - By Swe Oo Wai, Translated by Than Tun Aung A large number of markets under the management of the Yangon City Development Committee are opened for enabling dwellers of Yangon City to buy goods and foods for daily consumption. Markets are locate...
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AFFM to open agricultural research and training centre in Hlegu

24 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar-AFFM will open a research and training centre aiming to promote modern farming technology development in the agricultural sector. Upon completion, the training centre will carry out various activiti...
ဧရာဝတီမြစ် မန္တလေးရေအမှတ်မှာ လက်ရှိတွင် ရေနည်းမှတ်အောက် တစ်ပေခန့် လျော့ကျလျက်ရှိပြီး နောက်ထပ် ပေဝက်ခန့် ထပ်မံကျဆင်းနိုင်

ဧရာဝတီမြစ် မန္တလေးရေအမှတ်မှာ လက်ရှိတွင် ရေနည်းမှတ်အောက် တစ်ပေခန့် လျော့ကျလျက်ရှိပြီး နောက်ထပ် ပေဝက်ခန့် ထပ်မံကျဆင်းနိုင်

21 January 2021 - Source: Eleven Media Group Co.,Ltd. ဧရာဝတီမြစ် မန္တလေးရေအမှတ်မှာ ယခုဇန်နဝါရီလအတွင်း မန္တလေးမြို့၏ ရေနည်းမှတ်ဖြစ်သော ၃၆၀ စင်တီမီတာအောက် ရောက်သည်အထိ လျော့ကျလျက်ရှိရာ ဇန် နဝါရီ ၂၀ ရက် နေ့လယ်ပိုင်း တိုင်းထွာချက်များအရ မြစ်ရေအမှတ်မှာ ၃၂၇ စင်တီမီတာသာရှိကြောင်း မိုးလေဝသနှင့် ဇလဗေဒ ညွှန်ကြ...
Webinar Announcement - Myanmar’s Climate Ambition

Webinar Announcement - Myanmar’s Climate Ambition

21 January 2021 - Source: Australia Myanmar Institute During the coronavirus lockdown AMI will hold its seminars using Zoom and post recordings later in the website and the Facebook page. Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Date: January 25, 2021 (Monday) Duration: 1 ...
Scholarship Announcement - Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Water Resources

Scholarship Announcement - Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Water Resources

Applications for the MAS class of 2021/2022 are now being accepted! Students who require scholarship support are HIGHLY encouraged to apply in January so that they can be considered for the scholarship schemes that are available. The following requirements MUST be met: Educational background in envi...
Marle Nattaung Dam to irrigate over 800 acres in Singu Tsp in summer

Marle Nattaung Dam to irrigate over 800 acres in Singu Tsp in summer

18 January 2021 - Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Singu Township's Marle Nattaung Dam will supply water to more than 800 acres of summer crops in the first week of February as the maintenance works at the reservoir was completed, according to U San Min Tun, Assistant Director of Mandalay Reg...

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