Myanmar Water Journal - October 2019Welcome to the October edition of the Myanmar Water Journal. Providing you the latest news, insights, opportunities and events from the Myanmar water sector.Media Packages are shown in this edition. If you would like to promote your company or organization, please...
16 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Feasibility study on constructing Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2 had begun, according to Kachin State based Special Bridge-Group 1 of the Department of Bridge."Hydrographic survey to construct Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2 was contracted to Directorate of Water...
15 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myistone can be reached in less than one-hour drive from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. The confluence of the Maykha and Malikha rivers that formed Ayeyawady River has attracted many visitors with its natural beauties.The area has seen a lar...
15 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Global Handwashing Day takes place on 15 October every year and is the Global Handwashing partnership's and the worlds biggest platform for raising awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap as fundamental to good health and development....
In February 2019, after signing at a ceremony in The Hague to provide seed funding to WWF to develop wastewater treatment projects in Myanmar and another country, Zambia, FMO and WWF Myanmar made an advancement to demonstrate the pre-feasibility study of industrial wastewater treatment in Myanmar.De...
09 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Over 600,000 acres of paddy fields were flooded during the monsoon season this year, out of which 130,000 acres, or just 21 percent, were damaged, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). Of the damaged fields this year, just ove...
08 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar has asked the Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to continue its research on the country's seabed and ecosystem, the Department of Fisheries said. The vessel, which was named after a famous Norwegian explorer, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel...
07 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Fish and prawns from Kyaukphyu, which have registered a low demand in Bangladesh, are being sent only to the Yangon market, according to Kyaukpyu fish and prawn commodity depots.In 2017, most of the fish, prawns, and crabs produced in Kyaukpyu were s...
This system monitors the seasonal river course changes of Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar using remote sensing images. The monitoring system enables large geographical coverage of more than 2000 km river length for monitoring seasonal erosion and deposition induced by high monsoonal flows.​Application P...
07 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar and Thailand will speed up development of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and deep sea port at Dawei in Tanintharyi Region, officials said during the 9th Myanmar – Thailand Joint Coordinating Committee meeting last week. Basic infrastructure such as roads co...
07 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Local and foreign experts have warned that the country's coral reef cover has declined by 70 percent, but the actual figure is difficult to ascertain because of a lack of data. During a recent meeting to come up with a national action plan to protect sharks and ma...
The event, named "Flow Together", was initiated by Local Port Design and Consultancy company - Think Maritime Co., Ltd. and co-organized with the Netherlands company - The Water Agency. The main intention is to gather MMU graduated working professionals from Port and Harbor and River and Coastal maj...
Indigenous farmers formed a local community (Water User Association) called Five village Bless, led to effective irrigation management by ensuring reliable and equal water distribution in support of their livelihoods in MyinMu Township, Sagaing Region in Myanmar.Local farmers can regulate the water ...
01 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Since the mass production of plastic began, almost six billion tonnes of it – approximately 91 percent – has remained in our air, land and water. Plastic production and use is embedded in the global economy, and in our natural environment. This culture of waste is...
30 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region's Sont Ye Lake in Kyaukse township and Paleik Lake in Tada-U will be designated as protected wetlands to conserve them and regulate development, a senior regional official said. U Myo Thit, regional minister for Natural Resources and Environmental ...

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