VP U Henry Van Thio inspects airport, office construction sites and preparations for Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar, December 2, 2017 Vice President U Henry Van Thio yesterday visited the sites on which Hanthawaddy International Airport and the National Water Resources Committee office building will be constructed and inspected preparation to hold the Asia-Pacific Water For...

Myanmar: Embankment of Zarmani dam burts, flooding 30 squatter houses

Source: Asia News, 29th November 2017 NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - About 30 squatter houses were flooded when the embankment preventing sewage entering Zarmani dam in Thanlyin Township broke down yesterday morning, according to Irrigation Department from Southern District. "It isn't the dam...

Yangon’s port under study for expansion

Source: Eleven Myanmar, 25th November 2017 Feasibility studies have been conducted for extending Yangon jetty to the mouth of the sea to be able to dock large ships, said Yangon's Chief Minister at a November 12 ceremony during a regular meeting of businessmen and women with Vice President (1) Myint...

Myanwater 2017 serving as platform to grow wastewater management in Myanmar

 One of the biggest international water & wastewater exhibition which presents water solutions for the industry development, Myanwater 2017 was held at MEP Mindama, Yangon on 23-25 November. The trade show also serves as a professional environment for showcase of current developments and in...

Myanmar Netherlands Co-creation at Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW)

Last week (30 October – 3 November) a team of (young) Myanmar water professionals visited - together with some Yangon-based Dutch water professionals – the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW). The Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte emphasized in his opening speech the importance of t...

The Voice of the Next Generation of Mekong Water Leaders

As always being enthusiastic to raise the role of young professionals in water sector, The Water Agency has held a session named "The Voice of the Next Generation of Mekong Water Leaders" in 2017 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy held at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar on 25-27 October...

50 villages & 1700 acres of land destroyed after Sedawgyi Dam overflows in Region

Source: mmtimes,19th October 2017 Heavy floods triggered by overflowing water at Sedawgyi Dam has devastated some 50 villages and also destroyed croplands. According to local villages, the incident that occurred on October 14 in Madaya township in Mandalay Region, was the worst flood to hit the area...

WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017 WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas. Link: https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayeya...

Minutes Dutch Water Sector Meeting - 6 June 2017

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In Dala, a bridge over troubled water

Source: Frontier Myanmar, 21 September 2017 In Dala, a bridge over troubled water | Frontier Myanmar Port operators are speaking out against a planned bridge linking Yangon with impoverished Dala, but lawmakers say they should have spoken up years ago. https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/in-dala-a-bridge...

Ayeyarwady – Murray Darling Basin twinning relationship

This presentation by Prof. Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein (secretary NWRC Advisory Group) and Tarek Ketelsen (Myanmar Coordinator, Australia Water Partnership) shares interesting insights about the Ayeyarwady – Murray Darling twinning relationship; a basin-to-basin partnership to support the sustainable manag...

တာချီလိတ် မယ်ဆိုင် ချောင်းရေကြီးလို့ မြို့ထဲ ရေလွှမ်း

လွန်ခဲ့တဲ့ ရက်တွေက မိုးအဆက်မပြတ် ရွာသွန်းမှု ကြောင့် ရှမ်းပြည်နယ် အရှေ့ပိုင်း၊ တာချီလိတ် က မယ်ဆိုင် ချောင်းမှာ ရေကြီး ရေတက် ခဲ့လို့ မြို့ပေါ်က အိမ်တွေ ရေနှစ်မြုပ် မှု ဖြစ်ခဲ့ပါတယ်။ အိမ်ထောင်စု ပေါင်း ခုနှစ်ရာကျော် နဲ့ အိမ်ခြေ စုစုပေါင်း ၆၃၂ အိမ် ထိခိုက် ပျက်စီး ခဲ့ရကြောင်း တာချီလိတ် ခရိုင် အုပ်ချုပ်...

Myanmar Floods Displace More Than 130,000

26 July 2017 YANGON — More than 130, 000 people have been displaced by recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding across the country, with two deaths reported, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. One man drowned in the floods in Hkamti Township, Sagaing Region and a...

Secrets of Inya Lake

From cursed treasure and underwater monsters to savagely suppressed protests, Inya Lake has a surprisingly colourful past. By JARED DOWNING | FRONTIER REVEREND TIN Maung Tun, 86, moved to the Inya Lake's southeastern shore from Insein to avoid Allied bombing raids during World War II. He spent after...

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