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Pristine Ayeyarwady coastline flagged for new $10bn industrial zone

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 7 February, 2018 "We can develop [Ayeyarwady] region in a decade if we use the coastline correctly and wisely,"  U Win Htay, Ayeyarwady Region Minister for Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transportation ​ A large engineering firm is proposing a deep-sea po...
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Dutch company VEI to improve Mandalay’s water supply system

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 7 February, 2018 ​ Netherlands-Based Viten Evids International (VEI) will provide technical assistance for the water and sanitation of Mandalay from 2018 to 2021, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee. The project exceeds 2 million euros, of which 90 pe...
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Tikir Dam to bring regional development to Htantalan

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 6 February, 2018 ​Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who was in Chin State to review the progress of regional development works, inspected the Tikir Dam project in Htantalan Township Sunday morning. He also inspected the inflow of water into the dam and th...
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Yangon to take part in upgrading of industrial zones

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 5 February, 2018 ​ The Yangon Regional Government will upgrade the industrial zones located within Yangon Region to encourage further investments and development, U Phyo Min Thein, the region's Chief Minister said during a meeting at the office of the Union of Myanmar...
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Technology key to green growth

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018 ​ In the past 20 years, rapid economic growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion has reduced poverty and brought prosperity to many of its 420 million people. Much of the growth has relied on natural resources, which generate up to half of total wealth i...
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Vice President inspects airport, road, water infrastructure projects in Chin State

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 February, 2018 ​Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected regional development works in Falam and Haka yesterday, stressing the importance of updated infrastructure in fostering national growth. Vice President U Henry Van Thio, accompanied by Union Min...
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Dawei Special Economic Zone

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Date: 3 February, 2018  ​Myanmar and Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding to permit the Italian-Thai Development public company (ITD) to begin work on the Dawei deep sea port infrastructure project in 2018. The original project started in 20...
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INSIGHTS ON THE BENEFITS OF A NETWORK FOR WATER PROFESSIONALS IN YANGON

This is the summary of meetings with Water Sector lead agencies in Yangon noted by Dr. Piet Filet, when he was in Yangon from Wednesday 10 to 19 January 2018. He met with government, university, business and international collaborators for a common theme raised with colleagues was a w...
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Dokhtawady River resorts still waiting for expansion plan OK

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018  Many small resorts on the Dokhtawady River in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are still waiting for approval of plans to expand into surrounding farmland, said officials of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Mandalay tightens up on factory waste disposal

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 1 February, 2018  ​ The Mandalay regional government will penalise manufacturers that fail to draft and implement environment management plans (EMP) within a year, officials said. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation on January 10 issued...
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​Myanmar- Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 was announced in January 18, 2018. It is an inspiring program focusing on future water leadership- Young Professionals. It is important for young people to understand the importance of water in the future of Myanmar. From this challenge, students are able to ...
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Disposal of wastewater should be bigger part of water resource management

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 31 January, 2018 ​U Henry Van Thio, Vice President and Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee, yesterday said further attention into how the country disposes of wastewater should be prioritized. U Henry Van Thio made the remark during a...
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Resource management must be a part of peace talks: report

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 30 January, 2018 ​ The management of natural resources needs to be prioritised in the ongoing peace negotiations to ensure their sustainable use and allocation, an international environment and natural resource management think-tank said in a report. The report, "The ...
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Ayeyawady dolphins’ protection zone to be extended

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​The Fisheries Department is planning to extend the dolphin protection zone along the Ayeyawady River to conserve the rare species more effectively. Currently, the Ayeyawady dolphin protection area is 72 kilometres wide, extending from Mi...
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Ks. 5,000 million worth for water supply project in Falam

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​Installation of water pipelines and construction of water tanks are being executed to supply sufficient drinking water for locals in Falam, Chin State. The project is being developed at a cost of Ks. 5,000 million from the government bud...
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