Myanmar, World Bank renews agreement for development aid worth US$1.2bn

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: June 25, 2017 ​Myanmar and the World Bank Group have agreed to a two-year extension of a partnership that will promote growth in rural areas, improve nutrition, health and education services, build infrastructure and create more jobs. The renewal i...

Thilawa’s complaint mechanism criticised as “a process on paper”

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 ​The SEZ responded that the new process has involved consultations with more than 300 stakeholders. An international non-governmental organisation has accused a recently launched complaint process in Thilawa of violating human rights norms, whereas d...

Kyaukphyu authorises Environment and Social Impact Assessment(EISA) but Rakhine committee demands strategic review

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is "a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario", the ICJ said. THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State announ...

Illegal drinking water plants choking Mandalay bottlers

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​Illegal bottled water manufacturers are giving legitimate bottlers in Mandalay Region unfair competition, said Ma Su, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association. Ma Su said that only about 200 of the more than 6000 bottled water m...

JICA helps 5000 houses in Sagaing get water

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 Photo from Google ​A project financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started pumping water from the Ayeyarwady River to over 5000 households in Sagaing Region, said U Win Naing, chair of Sagaing City Development ...

Fisheries Department, WCS to conduct research on Ayeyawady dolphins

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 February, 2018 The Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Myanmar will conduct a survey and research on the activities of Ayeyawady dolphins from Mandalay to Bhamo in Ayeyawady river on 6 February. The trip is scheduled to...

Wetlands status sought for all of Mottama

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 February, 2018 ​One year after part of the Mottama Gulf was declared a wetland site of international importance under UNESCO's Ramsar Convention, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) is trying to get the entire gulf included under the designa...

PLASTIC POLLUTION: WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Source: mitv Date: 9 February, 2018 ​In order to improve waste management in the community, the Yangon Region Government is conducting waste management practices in cooperation with international organizations and stakeholders for a community awareness campaign and practices. It is very less in the ...

De Nora Water Technologies To Improve Quality Of Water Supply For 60,000 Households In Mandalay

Source: Water Online Date: 9 February, 2018 Photo- Google ​This is part of an agreement signed in September 2016 with Tobishima Cooperation for the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at 1.797 billion yen to enhance the water supply systems in Mandalay with the installation of ne...

Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management, Myanmar

The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...

The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter)  ​Introduction Recently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and exp...

Drones to aid mangrove rehabilitation

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 February, 2018 ​Worldview International Foundation is testing a project aimed at speeding up the rehabilitation of mangrove forests in Yangon Region using drones to replant the shrubs, which only thrive on saline or brackish water along coasts, a senior executive of...

Thilawa SEZ on track

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 8 February, 2018 ​Located on the outskirts of Yangon, the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is the first to be built in Myanmar. It is a monumental project strongly supported by the governments of Myanmar and Japan.Daw Cho Cho Win, vice chairpers...

Pristine Ayeyarwady coastline flagged for new $10bn industrial zone

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 7 February, 2018 "We can develop [Ayeyarwady] region in a decade if we use the coastline correctly and wisely,"  U Win Htay, Ayeyarwady Region Minister for Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transportation ​ A large engineering firm is proposing a deep-sea po...

Dutch company VEI to improve Mandalay’s water supply system

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 7 February, 2018 ​Netherlands-Based Viten Evids International (VEI) will provide technical assistance for the water and sanitation of Mandalay from 2018 to 2021, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee. The project exceeds 2 million euros, of which 90 per...

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