Turn plastic waste into profit

18 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and bottles, metal and glass recycling has been a great success. Sadly, the incentives have been weaker for recycling plastic. As of 2015, only 9 per cent of plastic ...

Join The Webinar "Talks on Hydrology, Climate Change, Dam Safety and Eco-friendly Irrigation"

Brief Information  From this webinar, you can get the information concerned with how to incorporate climate change impact into flood risk assessment; safe inflow design flood selection for dams; climate change considered hydro-meteorological response of particular river basin as well as how to ...

Group plans to start distributing water in Pyin Oo Lwin

17 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region is expected to run out of water by the end of the month. The Pyin Oo Lwin Sein Lann Natural Environment Group plans to start distributing water this weekend to help the district's residents manage through the drought. The w...

MPs take steps to relieve water stress

16 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Infrastructure and electricity are priorities for discussion in the new Hluttaw. Only a few MPs from townships facing water stress raised issues of access to clean water. For their constituents, there is nothing as important as access to a reliable water ...

Yangon’s wells, reservoirs and lakes hit an all-time low

15 January 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times It has been nearly two months since the rain last fell over Yangon. Though many clouds have passed over the city, no precipitation has fallen from the sky. This is normal for Yangon, meteorologically-speaking. On average it rains for just over 4 days in N...

Poor management at Myanmar’s ports leads to costly delays

15 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Inefficiency and poor management at the privately-owned Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) are causing delays, resulting in losses borne by logistic operators. Businesses told The Myanmar Times that the MIP is poorly managed and overcrowded, leading to the unnecessary ...

Pyin Oo Lwin braces for worst drought ever

15 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times Mandalay's Pyin Oo Lwin district is bracing for the worst drought in history, said U Lay Myint Aung, leader of the Sein Lann Pyin Oo Lwin natural environment group. The district has been experiencing reduced rainfall in recent years with 2020 recording only half t...

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...

Invitation to the “Tha Bar Wa” Green Finance Webinar/Workshop on Saving Energy, Reducing Waste Water, Access Credits and Finance

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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 ...

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