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Towards a Safe, Smart, Clean and Liveable Yangon

​ The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking which ranks 140 cities for their urban quality of life. The cities are scored based on five categories -- stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. Our hope is that one day Yan...
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Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

24 May 18 -  Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia. The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and o...
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Ministry sets aside K48M for Ayeyarwady conservation

24 May 18 -  ​ The Ministry of Transport and Communications has appropriated K47.77 million (US$35349) for the conservation of the Ayeyarwady River, said Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo. The appropriated amount will be used within three years at each priority stage from the 2018-19 fiscal year to th...
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Ayeyarwady River and Myanmar Economy

​24 May 18 -   Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is both unique and special. It is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in Southeast Asia. There is just one other river with this title, the Thanlwin or Salween River, which also traverses Myanmar's undulating landscapes. Although the river is "f...
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10 Things You Should Know About Myanmar's Strategic Environmental Assessment

​22 May 2018 -  This week, IFC released the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hydropower Sector Final Report for stakeholders to review and provide their concluding feedback . Circulated among a diverse pool of individuals — from non-governmental and civil society organizations to...
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Group plans water refill stations nationwide

​22 May 18 -  The Thant Myanmar group will launch a campaign next month to raise awareness about the environmental damage caused by disposable plastic water bottles by inaugurating water refilling stations nationwide. Myanmar's tradition of storing drinking water in clay pots is threatened by t...
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Yangon Residents Oppose $93M Development Plan, Cite Environmental Threats

21 May 18 -  Lawmakers and residents opposed the Yangon government's proposed development plan in the city's Mayangone Township, citing that the more than US$93 million project would pose environmental threats to the neighborhood. The Yangon regional government proposed 'Mayangon Villa,' a comm...
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Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

​ ​21 May 18 -  The Star High Asia Pacific Company had been given a five-year green light to begin mega dredging project in Yangon River, says Myanma Port Authority. While vessels requiring nine meters depth of water were allowed to pass through the Yangon River, most vessels had to wait for th...
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Disaster-prone Myanmar presses alert button as monsoon looms

​ ​ ​21 May 2018 -  Vice President U Henry Van Thio is a possessed man, running here and there, to check on the preparations of local governments in response to the perennial threats of the monsoon, which is just around the corner. The vice president, who is also chairman of the National Natura...
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How to keep the lid on flooding

​ Myanmar is facing the onset of the approaching monsoon season with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology warning of potential storms as the monsoon season nears. Whenever the rainy season hits upon us, we would hear constant laments on the conditions of our city's drainage system. As a city ...
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Coastal areas need balance between development and conservation

​17 May 18 -  Vice President U Myint Swe has called for negotiation and cooperation between development and conservation groups when infrastructure is built in coastal areas and in other parts of the country. He made the remark in his address at the fourth meeting of the national level Central ...
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‘The tide was like a monster’

17 May 18 - A decade after the death and devastation of Cyclone Nargis, there's dissatisfaction over storm shelters in some of the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta villages. WHEN U Maung Kyin switched on his radio early on May 3, 2008, other residents of Pyinsalu village in Ayeyarwady Region's c...
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Myanmar’s Inle Lake: an ecosystem fighting to survive

17 May 18 -  Since 6 am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it's been a good morning – between their feet lie about 30 fish of a kilo or less in weight, valued, he says, at about 30,000 kyat or €18. Soe is using net traps to catch Inle and com...
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Environmentalists dissatisfied with water management study

​16 May 18 -  Environmentalists and non government groups were dissatisfied with the results of water management and environmental impact assessment (EIA) performance project in the country's waterways. A three-year project was conducted from June 2015 to May 2018 by the Natural Resource and En...
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Preventative measures against erosion carried out, aid needed

​15 May 18 -  Although preventative measures against the riverbank erosion is being carried out in Bala Ba village, Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, more aid are in need, according to the locals.  As Ayeyawady River rises in Bala Ba village, starting in mid-May, well wishers dug the sand e...
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