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Campaign to clear ‘ghost nets’ starts in Myeik Archipelago

22 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of experienced divers from around the world have launched a campaign to clear lost and abandoned fishing nets – known as ghost nets – from the coral reefs in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. Ghost nets, or abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, include fish...
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Jetties of Yangon Port

19 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Yangon, a commercial hub of Myanmar is a major city operating main maritime trade ports to export and import commodities. Strenuous efforts were made to improve the ports and jetties and the city has built eight new jetties for its ports within three...
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A win-win project for Irrawaddy dolphins

​Source: Frontier Myanmar ​ ​ In the sixth instalment of a series profiling Myanmar's leading responsible tourism businesses, Frontier highlights a project aimed at helping to save the Irrawaddy dolphin.  By ALFRED SKARTVEIT HELSKOG | FRONTIER TOURISTS are helping to keep alive a local fishing ...
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Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

​10 May 19 - Source: The Dispatch - A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water — a life-saving resource funded by well wishers across the country. Crowdfunding brings life-saving wat...
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YRTA to hold regular press conferences

14 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will hold press conferences twice a month, the authority's joint secretary U Hla Aung said on May 11. Formerly known as "Ma Hta Tha", the YRTA is responsible for public transportation in the city. It plans to use press ...
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Scientists Discover Something Remarkable Trapped in Amber: Ancient Sea Creatures

​13 May 19 - Source: Science Alert - Amber from Myanmar in Southeast Asia is turning out to be an incredibly rich resource for examining the natural world of 100 million years ago. In the last year, it's turned up frogs , snails , a snake , weird feathers , and some pretty wacky bugs . What do all o...
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Photo Story: Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin

CEPF grantees racing to learn more about this important place before it's too late by Author Myanmar's Chindwin River Basin hosts a range of habitats—from forests and swamps to coasts and mountains. Fifty percent of the basin is covered by 14 of the country's Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). Only a qu...
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A Renewable Vision for Myanmar

08 May 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - Myanmar continues to experience a rapid increase in economic activity as it transitions into an open market system. With that, power demand continues to increase—for modern amenities like air conditioning and power for industrial factories. This is especially true...
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Eleven Media Group, well-wishers donate drinking water to villages of Pyinsalu

07 May 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Under a drinking water donation programme between Eleven Media Group and other well-wishers, motorboats carrying drinking water went to five coastal villages in Pyinsalu Township, Ayeyawady Region, on May 5 following a request from those villages facing water sho...
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Smart sensoring rolled out for better water management in Myanmar

Earlier this year the project 'Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar' was successfully concluded. For two years Dutch and Myanmar experts, including young professionals worked together on this project. By using smart monitoring and modelling technologies they gained insights in rainfall, river fl...
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New Yangon port to be constructed as trade volumes rise

05 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Adani Yangon International Terminal is developing a container terminal in Ahlone township, which is by the Yangon River, in anticipation of higher trade volumes in the coming years. The company, which is registered in Myanmar and incorporated in Singapore, receive...
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The ghost net menace in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago

04 May 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar Discarded fishing gear brings death and destruction to marine environments and is threatening the unique beauty and biodiversity of Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. By THANDA KO GYI | FRONTIER MYANMAR has a massive ghost net problem. Reefs are being smothered and mar...
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Steel rails for Yangon-Mandalay railroad arrive at Yangon Port

03 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Myanma Railway is making efforts to ensure efficient rail transport with the help of the country's development partner Japan. As part of the collaboration, steel rails for laying alongside the Yangon-Mandalay railroad were brought in from Japan a...
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Moved Villages due to bank erosion face water shortage

02 May 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Villages that had temporarily moved to safer places due to riverbank erosion in Kawa Townships in Bago Region are facing water shortages. Villages, namely Yegyaw, Ahyoepon, Gar Gyi Son, Mamauk, and Tadao O villages in Kawa township, and villages facing sea faced ...
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Myanmar Water Journal - May 2019

Myanmar Water Journal - May 2019 Welcome to the May edition of the Myanmar Water Journal. Providing you the latest news, insights, opportunities and events from the Myanmar water sector. ​Looking Back to Thingyan Festival We have collected the vibes of Thingyan Festival from different sources across...
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