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...

Lien AID plans more clean water projects in remote rural Myanmar

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 March 2018 ​Singapore's Lien AID has been improving the health and well-being of remote communities in Asia by providing potable water and sanitation since 2006. The charity has been able to mobilise funds and technical skills to be able to deliver drinking water a...

Cooperation from INGOs, NGOs welcomed for ecosystem revamp

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 21 March 2018 Photo: Google ​As part of efforts to conserve Myanmar's ecosystem, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry has initiated discussions with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to obtain funds from the Gre...

Effective Management and Conservation of water resources

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 18 March 2018 ​Natural resources are resources that exist without actions of humankind which includes all valued characteristics of sunlight, atmosphere, water, and land along with all vegetation, plants and animal life. Natural resources are materials a...

Myanmar, China launch oceanographic project

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 17 March, 2018 ​Some 72 per cent of Earth is covered in water and one-third of the world's population lives in "water-stressed" countries, defined as a country's ratio of water consumption to water availability. Moreover, there is much more freshwater st...

30 Myanmar roofed turtles released in upper Chindwin River

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 15 March 2018 ​Some 30 Myanmar roofed turtles, a critically endangered species, have been released into the upper Chindwin River, Kani District, Sagaing Region.The roofed turtles have been released into the compound that was built inside the Chindw...

Thilawa to step up power and water supply by 2021

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 March 2018 Photo: Google ​The infrastructure necessary for Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be fully completed within four years, according to Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC) and Japanese officials. These include roads, bridges, electricity, water s...

Biodiversity conservation project in Chindwin River to kick off next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018 ​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Envi...

Myanmar's river dolphins and fishermen double down on unique relationship, as fish stocks dwindle

Source: abc Date: 12 March 2018 ​As dawn breaks across the Ayeyarwady River, the rubbery silhouettes of fins break the surface. The dolphins that we expected to find half an hour down river have appeared on our doorstep, playing just meters from a riverside teashop, almost as if they overheard us th...

13 townships in Mandalay to get water supply during summer

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 12 March 2018 ​According to the Rural Development Department, 13 townships in Mandalay will be provided with water supply during the summer. Safe drinking water is a nationwide priority. In the future, more drinking water supply will be based on pi...

Fish resource declines in Ye due to poison fishing

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 March 2018 ​Local fishermen in Ye, Taninthayi Region, are facing scarcity of fish in the rivers, and have blamed illegal fishing activities for the decline.Traditional fishermen have complained about illegal fishing with the use of poison to the ...

Signs of hydropower project’s return spark fears in Shan

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 March, 2018 ​Residents in the vicinity of the proposed Mong Ton Hydropower Project in Shan State have expressed alarm about the possible resumption of scheme following the visit to the site by executives from the China Three Gorges Corporation. China Three Gorges Co...

Drinking water quality standards out this year

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 March, 2018 Photo: Google ​The government will issue national drinking water quality standards this year, the Occupational and Environmental Health Division (OEHD) announced on Thursday. Dr Kay Khine Aye, deputy director of the OEHD, said the standards have been und...

Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled w...

Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government w...

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