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...

Done Island in Myeik to receive local tourists in 2nd week of January

02 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Community-based tourism (CBT) will be open in the second week of January with local tourists in Done Nyaung Hmine village on Done island in Myeik District, Taninthayi Region, according to some tour operators. A community-based tourism project ...

Local NGO launches online training to promote community-based ecotourism

30 Dec 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The Fauna & Flora International – Myanmar Programme launched the Zoom Online Training starting from 7 December to promote community-based ecotourism in Indawgyi Lake and nearby areas. "The online training is conducted under three programmes," s...

Join The Webinar "Flood Management from Various Perspectives"

Brief Information  The objectives of the webinar are to strengthen the knowledge and awareness of flood management from various perspectives to the participants and to establish a network for the exchange of information related to this webinar's theme.  Date - 3 January 2021 (Sunday) Time ...

Best Translation Articles of 2020

Myanmar Water Portal has published around 40 translation articles throughout 2020. We would like to give credit to our translation community members for all of their great effort in each article. We are grateful for the contributions of our translators and our readers. We hope that by these translat...

More Myanmar dams are running dry ahead of summer months

25 DEC 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - More dams in Myanmar that are supposed to irrigate farms and generate electricity are running low of water and likely to be of little use during the coming summer months. The latest to report low water level is the Myo Gyi dam in Ywarngan township in Shan S...

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