Echoes of Former Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challengers

The twilight of summer holidays among university students is now approaching. Most of the university reopen in the first week of June, yet some in the second week of May. Students have finished their first semester in March and then, refreshen their eagerness in summer period. After launching the 2n...

Coastal port agency computerises system

1 May 18 - Myanma Port Authority, under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, launched its Port Electronic Data Interchange (Port EDI) system on April 30. The adoption will computerise the entire system and enhance the efficiency of trade and logistics in the coastal ports. The launch c...

Yangon deep-sea port brings hope in disappearing villages

27 Apr 18 - Plans for a deep-sea port as part of the ambitious New Yangon City project have been welcomed by the residents of five villages who are at risk of being washed away due to riverbank erosion.  About a dozen houses, mostly small bamboo huts, occupy the narrow strip of land betwee...

Yangon focuses on creating growth opportunities, raising living standards

​26 Apr 18 - The Yangon Regional Government is drawing up a master plan with the aid of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and Korea International Cooperation Agency to transform Yangon into an economic hub with job and business opportunities for residents and investors, according to...

Region Government plans to distribute water to Dala after monsoon

​24 Apr 2018 - The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will start distributing water in Dala Township after this year's rainy season, according to Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The project has reached the water purification stage. The YCDC will carry out the distribution o...

Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

​24 Apr 18 - Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Governm...

Jovial Enjoyable Moment in Myanmar: Thingyan Water Festival

​The annual water festival has been celebrated the coming new year with a nationwide display of performances, religious rituals, and bucket loads of water. It is an indigenous ceremony, not to be missed if you are visiting the country in April. As Thingyan is at the end of the dry season, it's conve...

Sluice gates help produce 7,500 acres of paddy in delta

​The construction of five sluice gates on an island between two rivers in the Ayeyawady Region has created 7,500 acres of seawater-free land on which monsoon, as well as summer paddy, can be cultivated. The unit-9 of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department has been building ...

The UN Watercourses Convention Summary

 "The UN Watercourses Convention: A Window of Opportunities for Cooperation" was held at Aureum Palace Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw on 11th April 2018, facilitated by IUCN under the BRIDGE programme in partnership with National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) of Myanmar. The objective of the dialogue is...

In rural Myanmar, more frequent and intense droughts affecting local livelihoods

In the dry and arid central region of Myanmar, climate risks mean more intense and longer dry spells and frequent droughts. Village communities mostly eke out a living growing peanuts and sesame and raising livestock. But as water for drinking and farming gets scarce, many communities are coping by ...

Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented

​Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – March 9, 2018: Framework to assess river health in Myanmar presented As Myanmar develops, pressure on the country's rivers is increasing. With limited data available to inform management decisions, sustainable development of these key national resources is challenging. In res...

Offering Myanmar fishermen some kind of assistance

Paing Paing earned his living as a fisherman in Thai deep-sea fishing. He gazed out to sea and the open sea was his world and it was a hard life. He dreamt of staying with his family, investing a lot of energy in fishing for his family. " A living reality was worse; frankly speaking , we had to work...

Over 2000 households need water in Shan State

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 April 2018 ​Over 50 villages in three townships in Southern Shan State are suffering from water shortage and appealed for urgent water provisions, according to Shan civil society organisations (CSO). "Water shortages are growing year after year in this region. The ...

Fishery exports break 20-year record, could double within two years

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 10 April 2018  ​Myanmar exported over 560,000 tonnes of fishery products in 2017-18, the highest in 20 years, according to data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). At those levels, the exports are worth $711 million. That ...

YCDC Approves Reservoir Safety Plan for Controversial Mega Project

Source: The Irrawaddy  Date: 09 April 2018  ​YANGON—The city's municipal body has given permission to the developer of a controversial high-rise project to implement its proposed safety measures for a reservoir next to the project site. Yangon City Development Committee gave the green ligh...

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