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Four mega urban projects under implementation in Yangon and Mandalay

26 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Department of Urban and Housing Development (DUHD) under Ministry of Construction is undertaking four mega urban projects in Yangon, the commercial capital and Mandalay, a commercial and cultural city of the Republic of Union of Myanmar. The proj...
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Saving our free-flowing rivers

24 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - When it's too late, we'll realise the signs were obvious. We'll look back at the staggering 83 percent decline in freshwater species populations – more than twice the rate of terrestrial and marine – and wonder why we didn't act to safeguard the rivers and lakes i...
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Water of Life

24 May 19 - Source: Myanmar TImes - Thingyan, the well-known and loved festival to celebrate the Burmese New Year, consists of dousing fellow celebrators with water to cleanse them of the bad deeds of the previous year in order to make a fresh start. Whilst living in temperatures consistently over 3...
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Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port will help boost trade: Chinese ambassador

23 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - If the strategically important Kyaukpyu deep sea port in Rakhine State is developed systematically, it will help the country's trade sector grow, said Mr Hong Liang, the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar. Myanmar is implementing three special economic zo...
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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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2019 Photo Contest Winners

20 May 19 - Source: CEPF - Today, International Day for Biological Diversity , we celebrate the incredible biodiversity conservation work of our grantees by announcing the winners of our sixth annual photo contest. We received more entries than ever before and, collectively, they make a powerful sta...
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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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Infographic: A Look Inside Yangon’s 80 Projects for Economic Growth

​ Date : 17 May 19 Source : The Irrawaddy YANGON—Major infrastructure projects slated for Yangon featured heavily at the second Invest Myanmar Summit held in January, wooing foreign direct investment to the city which some 8.2 million people call home. The Yangon regional government showcased a tota...
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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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