“Saving the Chindwin” Campaign aims to increase public awareness
|Date||17th February, 2019 (Sunday)|
|Starting Point||Front of CRBO office, Monywa, Sagaing Region|
|Campaign Area||Around CRBO office (nearby City Hall), Kyauk-Saung Jetty and Shipping area|
|Participants||Hon. Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing of the Sagaing Regional Government, and other Ministers and Officers of Sagaing Regional Government; Hon. Rector, Pro-Rector, professors, university lecturers, and students from Monywa University; staff of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR); Chindwin River Basin members; representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI); and, local community members in Monywa.|
The aims of this campaign are:
- To raise the awareness of students, youth and local community who live in the Chindwin Basin
- To better understand how to conserve the Chindwin River Basin with the focus on valuing of ecosystem services and maintaining biodiversity in the basin.
A pamphlet of "Saving the Chindwin" campaign, T-shirt, reusable bag includes water and snacks were shared with all participants before the event. A photo gallery of the biodiversity of the Chindwin Basin was displayed. Dr. Myint Naing, Hon. Chief Minister of Sagaing Regional Government (SRG) led the campaign with a welcome remark to the distinguished guests and participants.
This was followed by opening remarks by Dr. Thura Oo, Rector and Dr. Khin Soe Win, Professor/Head of Zoology Department, both from Monywa University. Mr. Myat Min Tun, Assistant Director of DWIR, delivered the closing remarks on behalf of Mr. Bohn Kyaw Sein, Secretary-1 of the CRBO. The event showed a short film on the Chindwin River along with a photo gallery of biodiversity from the Chindwin Basin. The participants joined together in a clean-up of the areas of City hall, Kyauk-Saung jetty and the surrounding boat piers.
Information provided by Than Htway Lwin, National Coordinator of Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI)
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