Dawei SEZ to be developed in full

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 January, 2018 ​The Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be developed in full to accelerate its completion after a five-year delay. The original plan was to develop the first phase of the SEZ, a spokesperson of the SEZ management committee said. A public forum was...

Ayeyarwady River navigation project to start in February

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 22 January, 2018 Construction work will begin in February as part of the Ayeyarwady River Navigation Enhancement Plan from Mandalay to Nyaung-U. The construction is one of three focuses of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), which will b...

Mandalay waterway improvement project to begin next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 22 January, 2018 ​In a bid to facilitate the mooring of vessels and ships to the Mandalay port, authorities will start work on the Mandalay waterway improvement system in February. This is one of the three programmes that is a part of the ayeyawady ...

Forest Department plans to regenerate 200 acres of mangrove wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 19 January, 2018 The Forest Department is planning to revive 200 acres of depleted mangrove forests over 1500 acres of abandoned prawn-breeding wetlands in the Ayeyarwady Delta region, said Forest Department Director Nyi Nyi Kyaw. The project, called Integrated Planni...

China, Myanmar launch joint oceanographic research

Source: Mizzima Date: 18 January, 2018 ​Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 03, carrying a team of scientists, arrived at Myanmar's Thilawa Port Wednesday morning to jointly conduct oceanographic research in Myanmar's waters, Xinhua reported on 17 January. Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Qiu...

Property prices flat despite green light on Dala Bridge project

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 18 January, 2018 ​Despite the government's approval of the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge or Dala Bridge, real estate prices in Dala township have been flat, according to real estate agents. "The bridge project is confirmed so land owners in Dala are hoping to attrac...

47 fishermen killed in Mon State seas

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 January, 2018 The number of fishermen killed on the high seas is increasing in Mon State, and in most cases the perpetrators are not brought to justice, according to data from Ye township police. Last year, 47 fishermen were killed while working at sea, more than t...

The Phantom Menace in Yangon: Land Subsidence

Whenever most of the citizens in Yangon, especially those who live in an apartment, experience water shortage in their neighborhood, extracting groundwater is the first solution that comes to their minds. Of course, we know that water supply in Yangon is still inadequate to some parts of Yangon. Tha...

Ayeyarwady dolphin dies from head injury

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 15 January, 2018 ​An Ayeyarwady dolphin, an endangered species, died from a head injury last Wednesday near Aung Chan Thar village in Katha township, Sagaing Region. "The dolphin was a male. There was a hole in the dolphin's head with a stick inside. We are investigating ...

IFC, Australia back nationwide study on Myanmar’s hydropower

Source: Eleven Myanmar Date: 15 January, 2018 ​AS MYANMAR needs more electricity to realise its development goals during the first civilian government's term, two ministries have been holding a series of discussions until the third week of January to finalise the countrywide strategic environmental ...

Work on long-awaited Dala bridge to begin in April, says state media

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 12 January, 2018 ​Work will start in April on a long-awaited bridge linking downtown Yangon with Dala, a state-run newspaper reported on January 12 without giving a source for the information. A ground-breaking ceremony was expected to be held in late March for t...

Korea-Myanmar friendship bridge (Dala) project launched

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 12 January, 2018 The Korea-Myanmar friendship bridge (Dala) project, linking downtown Yangon to the under-developed Dala Township, will begin construction in April 2018.The groundbreaking ceremony is expected to take place in the first week of Marc...

Endangered Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Katha

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 11 January, 2018 The carcass of an Irrawaddy female dolphin was found in the Ayeyawady River, according to an official of Katha Township's Department of Fisheries."We received information that one Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead near the Aung Chan...

Myanmar pledges cooperation with Mekong River countries: U Myint Swe

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 11 January, 2018 Vice President U Myint Swe attended the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting that began in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh yesterday with the theme of "Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development."The meeting was ...

Soaked in Yangon

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 9 January, 2018 This scene on Baho Road near Bagayar Street in Sangyaung was one of the intersections that flooded yesterday afternoon. The high water slowed traffic to a crawl and caused one truck to stall. Scattered rain is expected over several ...

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