Agriculture ministry wants more dams amid water shortage

14 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times The country's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, is considering building more dams to address the increasing water scarcity in the country due to less rainfall. U Myo Tint Htun, deputy permanent secretary of the ministry, said the proper use of...

World Bank to provide aid in Myanmar forest restoration projects

14 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Myanmar's Forest Department will receive aid from the World Bank to carry out the Forest Restoration, Development and Investment Project (FREDIP) in five regions and Nay Pyi Taw. The World Bank will extend a loan of about US$120 million at the lowest interest rate...

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Public shelter to be set up in Yangon’s Dala

12 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times A public shelter will be constructed in Dala township in the Yangon Region with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project is scheduled for completion within eight months the management of the bank's Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), sa...

Engaging Webinar on Flood Management from Various Perspectives

Written by Thidar Maung Maung | Myanmar Water Portal With the collaboration of Myanmar Water Partnership (MMWP), Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Development (IWUMD), Global Water Partnership and The Water Agency, the virtual webinar was successfully organized to promote and strength...

MoALI holds meeting on water supply activities to address water scarcity due to climate change

11 January 2020 - Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation held a coordination meeting on water resources and measures to address water scarcity caused by climate change yesterday afternoon in accordance with the COVID-19 prevention directives in Nay ...

Hsedawgyi dam to provide full irrigation for summer paddy, sesame in Feb

08 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Mandalay Region Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department will provide sufficient irrigated water from Hsedawgyi Dam for the local farmers who will grow summer paddy and summer sesame on 67,348 acres of land starting from the firs...

Floating bike rental services debuted in Myitkyina

07 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - A private business has introduced floating bicycle rental services near the township development committee office at the bank of Ayeyawaday River in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State. "The services are aimed for fun and fitness of the youth to ...

YRTA operates 4th trip of Yangon-Cocogyun vessel

07 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Yangon Region Transport Authority ran the 4th vessel between Yangon and Cocogyun Township yesterday, carrying materials and equipment for electrification and construction works. The ship departed in the early morning from No. 3 Sule Wharf in Y...

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION TENDER

Project Background Lien AID is a Singapore based non-profit organization collaborating with Myaungmya Township Department of Rural Development (DRD) to improve technical solutions for water and sanitation access under its WASH Tech Action Research pilot programme. In 2020, the focus will be on testi...

One-year patrolling project implemented to conserve Ayeyawady dolphins

06 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - A combined team led by the Fisheries Department conducted a one-year patrolling project on Ayeyawady dolphin conservation to reduce and finally eliminate illegal electrofishing in Ayeyawady River. When the Fisheries Department conducted the pa...

133 of 235 dams in Myanmar have less storage water

06 Jan 2021 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Of 235 dams across Myanmar, 133 have less storage water, but only one has stopped generating electricity, said Myint Soe, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. "This year, less water flowed to those dams. There are ...

WASH project aims for safer births in Ayeyarwady Region

04 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - A five-year project aims to help improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices in hospitals in five townships in Ayeyarwady Region, said an official of the non-governmental group WaterAid Myanmar. The help is being provided under the project W...

Myanmar migratory bird census to be taken by locals

03 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Asian migratory bird census which is usually conducted yearly will be taken in collaboration with local communities in Myanmar this year, said Daw Thiri Daewi Aung, executive director at Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA). "Normall...

Few vessels running in Chindwin River cover maritime insurance

02 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - A few ferries and cargo vessels running in Chindwin River in Sagaing Region are buying the maritime insurance from Myanma Insurance, said U Tin Tun, the deputy officer in charge of Myanma Insurance (Sagaing Region) office. The private entrepre...

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