Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​ To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government ...
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WaterWorx in Mandalay: Sustainable access to drinking water in Myanmar Water Sector

Introduction  Following the recent news that Dutch company Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is going help Mandalay to improve its water supply system, we talked to VEI's project manager, Adriaan Ruijmschoot, about this initiative, called WaterWorX. In this interview, Adriaan talks about WaterW...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives govt an answer on dams and mega projects

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 March 2018 ​ "Some developers seek to apply the law by doing projects to international standards, while others cut corners and try to do as little as possible." A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives the Myanmar government an answer to Myitsone and other c...
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Yangon Regional Chief Minister stated that he will set up Yangon City development plan in line with four disciplines

Source: The Myanmar Times  Date: 16 February, 2018 - Translation - (original article in Burmese) ​ Yangon Regional Chief Minister H.E U Phyo Min Thein stated that Yangon Regional Government will set up the Yangon City development plan focusing on the following four disc...
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Volunteers clean Botahtaung Jetty to protect river ecosystem

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 26 February 2018 ​ The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) led a clean-up of Botahtaung Jetty on Friday to protect the Yangon River ecosystem. The primary aim of the project was to create public awareness about river sustainability as Yangon port and rivers becom...
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World Bank ready to support disaster-response efforts

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 February 2018 The World Bank stands ready to support Myanmar's efforts to help its people in times of disaster, said an official of the international financial institution. Ellen Goldstein, the bank's country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said World Bank...
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JICA helps 5000 houses in Sagaing get water

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 14 February, 2018 Photo from Google ​ A project financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started pumping water from the Ayeyarwady River to over 5000 households in Sagaing Region, said U Win Naing, chair of Sagaing City Development...
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Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management, Myanmar

The datasets needed for informed evidence-based decision making in the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar, have historically been dispersed across several agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the HydroInformatics Centre (HI...
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The Value of the Ayeyarwady River: Update on WWF ‘River in the Economy’ Project.

Photo- @WWFMyanmar (Twitter)  ​ Introduction Recently, I met Hannah Baleta from WWF Myanmar. She kindly explained about her work in Myanmar, in particular the current project, 'River in the Economy' along the length of the Ayeyarwady River. Hannah has readily built up her local knowledge and ex...
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Thilawa SEZ on track

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 8 February, 2018 ​Located on the outskirts of Yangon, the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is the first to be built in Myanmar. It is a monumental project strongly supported by the governments of Myanmar and Japan. Daw Cho Cho Win, vice chairper...
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EU and Germany invest 22.25 million EUR aquaculture in Myanmar

Source: Mizzima Date: 1 February, 2018 ​ The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation hosted the official launch of the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) in Naypyidaw today. Over the course of five years, MYSAP will support the sustainable deve...
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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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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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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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​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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