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French to help finance Myanmar’s hydropower upgrades

01 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar is set to receive a €35.7 million (K60.2 billion) loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) to upgrade to five hydropower plants, President U Win Myint said in a message to the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw). The term of the loan is for 13 ...
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Why Myanmar villagers still engage in illegal logging of mangroves

​30 April 19 - Source: Mongabay The Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar used to be rich in mangroves, but only 20 percent of the original coverage remains today. Although it's illegal to log mangrove wood, people who live in villages without electricity still cut the increasingly fragmented mangrove forests ...
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Rural wells running dry, villagers seek aid

30 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - For the past two months Myanmar's countryside has been sizzling hot, with daytime temperatures averaging 40 degrees Celsius and above. Wells and lakes have dried up, as have streams, which are the traditional source of water for tens of thousands of villagers. The...
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Young Expert Program’s Interview Series: Pyae Phyo Kyaw

​ " As a change agent, my mission is to improve the overall performance of the local water utility" by Author Are you familiar with the Young Expert Programme (YEP) in Myanmar? In Myanmar, there are currently (13) active international and local young players called YEPpers who are dedicated to work ...
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ျမစ္ႀကီးရတနာ ဧရာ၀တီ

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ အေရးပါဆံုး သဘာ၀သယံဇာတတစ္ခုျဖစ္ေသာ ဧရာ၀တီျမစ္ႀကီး အတြက္ သီးသန္႔ စီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈ အာဏာပိုင္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းတစ္ရပ္ ထား႐ွိ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေပးရန္ အခ်ိန္တန္ၿပီျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ​ျမစ္ဆံုကိစၥ ေျဖ႐ွင္းခ်က္ မေဖာ္ထုတ္ႏိုင္ေသးျခင္း၊ အပူပိုင္းေဒသ ႏွင့္ ျမစ္၀ကၽြန္းေပၚတြင္ ျမစ္ကမ္းပါး တိုက္စားမႈ ေၾကာင့္ လယ္သမားမ်ား စိုးရ...
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Vibes of Water Festival - Thingyan 2019 in Myanmar

Every April, there is the Thingyan Festival in Myanmar. We would like to collect all the Thingyan Festivals in different regions. Since these news are the announcements before Thingyan Festival, you can see different cultural styles and learn divergent activities in various areas. Please check ...
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Come heat or highwater, Yangonites persevere

29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most people in Yangon Region affirmed that they are obviously feeling the higher temperatures these past few week days compared with same time this year. "People don't take taxis when it's very hot. Most people don't even go out unless they have to. This cuts the ...
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Mine Lar’s Sut Lway jetty seeks to shed its bad image

29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hidden deep in the forest about 250 kilometres from the notorious sin city of Mine Lar in Shan State is the decrepit Sut Lway jetty on the Mekong River. Despite its tumble-down appearance, Sut Lway is the gateway for an illicit trade in luxury motor vehicles and o...
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Satellite remote sensing used in water protection | | #AsiaNewsNetwork

28 Apr 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - China Daily/ANN - Satellite remote sensing has transformed environmental law enforcers into clairvoyants thanks to an app on drinking water sources developed by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, People's Daily reported. Law enforcement on drinking water so...
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Integrated Water Resources Management Project in Bago moves into second phase

28 Apr 19 - The second phase of the IWRM project has been approved for funding by the Norwegian embassy in Myanmar. The project is part of the Myanmar Norway Environmental Programme phase II. Five new years for the Integrated Water Resources Management – Training and Institution Building project fro...
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630,000 Without Adequate Potable Water as Summer Temps Soar

26 Apr 19 - Source: The Irrwaddy - YANGON—Ten of 14 regions and states are currently suffering from shortages of drinking water due to rising summer temperatures, according to the Rural Water Supply Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. Day temperatures across the coun...
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Water bus to run in Ngamoeyeik creep: Yangon Chief

25 Apr 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - The region government is planning to run water bus in Ngamoeyeik creep for the convenience of water transport, said Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein during an interview with Myanma Ahlin newspaper. If the water transport is used, it can reduce the traf...
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Storms kill two, displace thousands of people in Sagaing

24 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Two people were killed and about 4000 people were displaced by windstorms that pummelled villages across the country in early April, the Disaster Management Department said. The two fatalities were villagers in Sagaing Region, where over 100 houses were torn apart...
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Mandalay villagers long for blissful, not-so-distant past

24 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Nyaung Ni Pin's villagers can now barely recall those happy times when they could just go down to the Dotehtawady River to splash in, as well as drink, its clear water. Fish were abundant and the river was the lifeblood of the village of about 1000 people, as we...
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The Standoff Over the Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar: Advantage China

Introduction—China's Stalled Dam Project in Myanmar On January 12th, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Myanmar issued a statement warning Myanmar that if it failed to resolve the dispute over the stalled Myitsone Hydropower Dam project in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, "con...
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