Ministry mulls more protection for local, foreign fishery workers

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 09 April 2018 ​The government is hopeful that enactment of a marine fisheries law will better protect Myanmar citizens who are working in foreign fisheries, especially in Thailand, from exploitation by employers, a senior official said. Union Minister for Labour, Im...

Law drafted to save underground water

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 6 April 2018  A Law for the conservation of Myanmar's underground water resources has been drafted and is hoped to be enacted in the near future, said U Ba Shwe, an adviser to the Ministry of Construction and the National Water Resources Committee. "We have bee...

WASH Training Program: Thirst-Aid Regular Activities

We had the opportunity to meet with Thirst Aid program director, Thin Nwe Soe for an interview at her office. In the interview, we talked about training and education programs that have been granted by Thirst Aid. Thirst-Aid encourages education and knowledge as the principal tools fo...

New Yangon City to be Built on Land West of the Yangon River

​H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government, announced the launch of New Yangon Development Company Ltd. ("NYDC") on 31st March 2018. The objective of NYDC is to create economic growth, homes and jobs via the development of land to the west of Yangon River.&nb...

Unexpected thunderstorm hits Yangon

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 4 April 2018  ​Thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy rainfall, and gale-force winds hit Yangon yesterday, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs, causing power outages and dropping temperatures. "The strong wind hit for 20 minutes. It ...

Flashfloods inundate downtown Yangon

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 ​Heavy rain flooded roads in Yangon on Tuesday during a thunderstorm, and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said the country is entering the pre-monsoon period. Thunderstorms are likely to occur across the country, especially in the afternoon and ev...

Conservationists halve area set aside for dolphin project

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 Photo: Google ​The Ayeryarwady dolphin conservation team has reduced its planned conservation area for the endangered species due to a lack of human and financial resources, said U Han Win, chief of the Ayeyarwady dolphin conservation team of the Fisheries De...

Utilization of Water Resources in Myanmar

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 April 2018 ​Myanmar is primarily an agricultural country and the economy of the nation is also mainly depends on the agricultural products. To increase the agricultural productions for the rising demand of a growing population, double crop cultivation ...

Flight or fight

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 3 April 2018 ​Birdwatchers battle to save Paleik Lake, a haven for water birds Every year scores of birds flock to Paleik Lake, 14 kilometres east of Mandalay, where they sojourn for up to two months before continuing thousands of kilometers north or south in search of br...

Yangon mulls construction of sea port at river

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 3 April 2018 Photo- Google ​Plans to build an international sea port at the mouth of the Yangon River, which will be strategic for Myanmar and its neighbours, are underway, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said yesterday at the meeting with Vice President held at Re...

Yangon’s new city vastly ambitious but government role called into question

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 2 April 2018 YANGON'S government has formed a company to develop a landmass twice the size of Singapore as a re-launch of the "new city" development project abandoned last year. While officials has gone as far as comparing the project's ambition with the urban development...

Thilawa builds $65m bulk terminal to diversify port services

30 March 2018  - A bulk terminal is in the pipeline near Thilawa Special Economic Zone in southern Yangon. The US$65 million project is partly funded by the International Finance Corporation and will be among the first providers of bulk cargo handling for the country. ​Lluvia, a domestic a...

Drinking water project to benefit 700 villagers

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 27 March, 2018 ​The Township Rural Development Department has implemented the earthen lake construction project to supply drinking water to some 125 households in the summer. The project will directly benefit some 700 residents in Hsihsongon Village, Tau...

Union Minister U Ohn Win attends 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 26 March 2018 ​Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Conservation U Ohn Win attended the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, which was held from 19 to 22 March. The forum began on 19 March at Ulysses Guimaraes Convention Centre. Pre...

Yangon’s water supply problems blamed on infrastructure woes

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 March 2018 Photo: Google Yangon has the highest non-revenue water (NRW) rate -- or water that do not go to the customers because of leaks or theft, among others -- in the Southeast Asia region because of aging water facilities, said U Myo Thein, deputy head of city...

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