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Myanmar Water Journal - August 2018

Interviews& Reflections MEET WITH STUDENT Ye Mann Aung, Student, Trade Training Institute What kind of water sector does Myanmar need to improve? " Water resources are crucial in Myanmar. There is a bond between water resources and natural environment. We need to conserve the environment to sust...
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Myanmar Water Journal - September 2018

Source: mmtimes, 7th November 2017 Eleven more international cruises will arrive at Myeik archipelago from November to the end of March 2018, bringing more than 20,000 visitors to Tanintharyi reigon, U Myint Htwe, deputy director general of the Tourism Ministry told The Myanmar Times on November 6. ...
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The Voice of the Next Generation of Mekong Water Leaders

As always being enthusiastic to raise the role of young professionals in water sector, The Water Agency has held a session named "The Voice of the Next Generation of Mekong Water Leaders" in 2017 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy held at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar on 25-27 October...
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MoU signed in Rakhine for mega projects

Source: elevenmyanmar, November 1st 2017 The entrepreneurs held a discussion about socio-economic development projects in Rakhine State on October 29, and they exchanged views about the future prosperity of Kanyinchaung economic zone. Kyaw Win, Union Minister of Planning and Finance, also attended t...
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Rural Water Supply Activities

Source: mmtimes, 26th October 2017 One of the world's greatest rivers is under threat from unregulated activities in riparian countries, including dam construction, which disrupt the river's flow and break down its food chains, experts cautioned. They said that if nothing is done to improve the situ...
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The Environmental Conservation Law - The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 9 / 2012

 Source: mmtimes, 25th October 2017 Mount Popa is not likely to erupt, but a tragedy can still occur if the problems that led to a landslide last week are not addressed, experts who conducted investigation in the area warned on Tuesday.  Dr Soe Moe Kyaw Win with the Myanmar Geosciences Soc...
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Governance and Institution for Water Supply

Source: mmtimes, 18th October 2017 The final draft for the Ayeyawaddy Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project, one of the major projects under a research and development program by the National Water Resources Committee led by vice-president U Henry Van Thio, has been received. A Master Pl...
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Rivers are invaluable to South East Asia

​Source: mmtimes, 26th October2017 How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river is its...
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Yangon factories told to treat water or else

Source: mmtimes, 23th October 2017 The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region's 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater t...
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WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017 WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas. Link:  https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayey...
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50 villages & 1700 acres of land destroyed after Sedawgyi Dam overflows in Region

Source: mmtimes,19th October 2017 Heavy floods triggered by overflowing water at Sedawgyi Dam has devastated some 50 villages and also destroyed croplands. According to local villages, the incident that occurred on October 14 in Madaya township in Mandalay Region, was the worst flood to hit the area...
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New Yangon City to be Built on Land West of the Yangon River

A project focusing on developing access to clean water has been implemented in seven locations of Dala township, located across Yangon's river from downtown Yangon, which remains underdeveloped. Link:  https://www.mmtimes.com/news/clean-water-dala.html Source: Myanmar Times Photo: Google
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Overflowing dams ‘not in danger of collapsing’

Source: The Myanmar Times, 9 October 2017 The phase one of Yangon Water Bus started running on October 7 - with five ships - and transportation across the river will further increase, said chair Daw Tint Tint Lwin of Tint Tint Myanmar Company. Yangon Water Bus starts after 3-month delay | The Myanma...
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Distilleries under fire over water pollution

Source: Frontier Myanmar, 4 October 2017 Distilleries are coming under increasing pressure from the government and the public to install systems to treat the huge volumes of wastewater they discharge into the environment. Distilleries under fire over water pollution | Frontier Myanmar Distiller...
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In Dala, a bridge over troubled water

Source: Frontier Myanmar, 21 September 2017 In Dala, a bridge over troubled water | Frontier Myanmar Port operators are speaking out against a planned bridge linking Yangon with impoverished Dala, but lawmakers say they should have spoken up years ago. https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/in-dala-a-bridge...
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