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Weather bureau warns depression may cause possible landslides, flash floods

​11 June 18 - According to the observations at (18:30)hrs M.S.T yesterday, the low pressure area over Bangladesh coast is crossing the Northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coast near Chittagong. It is forecast to further intensify into a depression during next 24 hours. Meteorology ...
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Child Dies in Shan State Flooding

​9 June 18 -  A child died in a flood in Shan State's Taunggyi after heavy rains on Tuesday, said the Naypyitaw disaster management department. "Drainage ditches were filled with rainwater in the Kyaung Gyi Zay ward of Taunggyi on June 5. The 10-year-old boy washed his feet in a ditch and becau...
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Yangon Region submits plan to set up multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township

​7 June 18 - The Yangon Region Government has submitted plans to implement a multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township in the southern Yangon Region. It aims to increase foreign currency earnings, create more job opportunities, facilitate export/import and cut transaction costs, explained U...
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Torrential rain causes flooding in northern Shan State

​7 June 18 -  Torrential rain has flooded some townships in northern Shan State, sources said.  The flood seriously occurred in Nantlan village, Sipaw Township and half of the village has been submerged by floodwater. "The situation is worse than previous two or three days. We cannot go ou...
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Recent Investors Concerned About Reliability of Contracts Signed with Governments

  The dramatic political winds of change that swept across Malaysia last month were a reminder of the inherent political risk for any investments. Such risk may be amplified when the new government does not uphold the decisions of the previous one – newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad...
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Myanmar Water Journal - June 2018

Myanmar Water Journal - June 2018 Welcome to the June edition of the Myanmar Water Journal. Providing you the latest news, insights, opportunities and events from the Myanmar water sector. Spotlights for News The application for Young Water Professional (YWP) program is available...
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Chief Minister of Yangon visited The Netherlands

7 June 18 - To strengthen the ongoing water collaboration between Myanmar and The Netherlands the Chief Minister of Yangon Region, H.E. Phyo Min Thein visited The Netherlands this week with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Forest, H.E. U Han Htoon and the Minister of Elec...
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How will climate change impact Myanmar?

​07 June 18 - I had persistently been writing about the causes of the climatic change and its impact and consequences on our planet: the environments, ecosystems, humans and other living things in general. However, I have never mentioned their impacts on Myanmar in particular, until lately. In ...
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Collapse of dam spillway sparks flood alert in Magwe

07 June 18 - ​ A dam spillway collapsed in Magwe Region on Wednesday forcing the closure of schools in several villages that could be flooded as a result of the accident, a local official told The Myanmar Times . The Kandaw Dam spillway in Pakokku township of Magwe collapsed at dawn on Wednesda...
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Identification of flood prone areas using satellites

​06 June 18 -  Inundated land can be a blessing or a curse. In the case of irrigated agriculture, controlled inundation is wanted and needed to maximize productivity of the land. Floods are among the world's most common and most damaging natural hazards. Therefore, inundation mapping can h...
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Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

5 June 18 -  The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city's outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U P...
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Apply now! Social Media Executive

  Social Media Executive with designing skills The Water Agency is a network orchestrator for the international water sector. We build and develop networks of water professionals around the world. Activating these networks, we create unique value by connecting people and organisations, facilita...
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Businesses should reduce plastic use to secure a greener, better Myanmar

​05 June 18  -  Today is the World Environment Day and this year the theme is "Beat Plastic Pollution". Businesses in the country need to take concrete steps to help achieve a greener, cleaner Myanmar. Plastic pollution is not an abstract concept. This year alone, global manufacturers will...
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Apply now! Young Water Professional Programme

​ This is a great opportunity for those who are under 30 and hold a B.E (Civil, Chemical, EC, Port & Harbor, River & Coastal, IT), B.Sc. (Computer Science & any science combination), LLB, B.Ag. , B.Sc. (Forestry) and Master's degree in above subjects. It is an opportunity to be a young w...
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Mandalay port development project to begin by end of year

​4 June 18 -  Construction of the Mandalay port development project aimed at developing waterway trading in Mandalay Region will begin at the end of this year, said an official from the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The US$38 million project is being conducted...
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