DUTCH-Water-Sector

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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Climate-Talk

Climate Series Talk - Conyat Create

Climate Talks was born out of the desire of sharing information related to climate change occurring in Myanmar. The intention of the series it to improve awareness of climate related knowledge and inspire a climate movement. Creating an experience and platform to connect and share information leads ...
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French to help finance Myanmar’s hydropower upgrades

01 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar is set to receive a €35.7 million (K60.2 billion) loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) to upgrade to five hydropower plants, President U Win Myint said in a message to the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw). The term of the loan is for 13 ...
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Why Myanmar villagers still engage in illegal logging of mangroves

​30 April 19 - Source: Mongabay The Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar used to be rich in mangroves, but only 20 percent of the original coverage remains today. Although it's illegal to log mangrove wood, people who live in villages without electricity still cut the increasingly fragmented mangrove forests ...
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Rural wells running dry, villagers seek aid

30 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - For the past two months Myanmar's countryside has been sizzling hot, with daytime temperatures averaging 40 degrees Celsius and above. Wells and lakes have dried up, as have streams, which are the traditional source of water for tens of thousands of villagers. The...
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Young Expert Program’s Interview Series: Pyae Phyo Kyaw

​ " As a change agent, my mission is to improve the overall performance of the local water utility" by Author Are you familiar with the Young Expert Programme (YEP) in Myanmar? In Myanmar, there are currently (13) active international and local young players called YEPpers who are dedicated to work ...
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ျမစ္ႀကီးရတနာ ဧရာ၀တီ

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ အေရးပါဆံုး သဘာ၀သယံဇာတတစ္ခုျဖစ္ေသာ ဧရာ၀တီျမစ္ႀကီး အတြက္ သီးသန္႔ စီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈ အာဏာပိုင္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းတစ္ရပ္ ထား႐ွိ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေပးရန္ အခ်ိန္တန္ၿပီျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ​ျမစ္ဆံုကိစၥ ေျဖ႐ွင္းခ်က္ မေဖာ္ထုတ္ႏိုင္ေသးျခင္း၊ အပူပိုင္းေဒသ ႏွင့္ ျမစ္၀ကၽြန္းေပၚတြင္ ျမစ္ကမ္းပါး တိုက္စားမႈ ေၾကာင့္ လယ္သမားမ်ား စိုးရ...
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Vibes of Water Festival - Thingyan 2019 in Myanmar

Every April, there is the Thingyan Festival in Myanmar. We would like to collect all the Thingyan Festivals in different regions. Since these news are the announcements before Thingyan Festival, you can see different cultural styles and learn divergent activities in various areas. Please check ...
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Come heat or highwater, Yangonites persevere

29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most people in Yangon Region affirmed that they are obviously feeling the higher temperatures these past few week days compared with same time this year. "People don't take taxis when it's very hot. Most people don't even go out unless they have to. This cuts the ...
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Mine Lar’s Sut Lway jetty seeks to shed its bad image

29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hidden deep in the forest about 250 kilometres from the notorious sin city of Mine Lar in Shan State is the decrepit Sut Lway jetty on the Mekong River. Despite its tumble-down appearance, Sut Lway is the gateway for an illicit trade in luxury motor vehicles and o...
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