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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Yangon to build $400 million elevated expressway

Source: Eleven Myanmar Date: 12 January 2018 The Ministry of Construction and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on January 11 signed an advisory services agreement to build an elevated expressway connecting Yangon port, Thilawa SEZ, Yangon International Airport, Yangon Industrial Zone and Yang...
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Water quality research in Chindwin River extended one more year

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 January, 2018 ​ To get more accurate and thorough details about the water quality of the Chindwin River, which flows through the Sagaing Region, research will be continued one more year, said Dr Win Maung, chairperson of Myanmar Environment Institute ...
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High-Level dinner and Myanmar Netherlands Water Challenge (L’Opera)

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Dredging and Reclamation Course 19 January (Inya Lake)

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Dredging and Reclamation Course 15 January (Inya Lake)

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Summary of Dredging and Reclamation Course

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Mandalay waterway improvement project to begin next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 22 January, 2018 ​ In a bid to facilitate the mooring of vessels and ships to the Mandalay port, authorities will start work on the Mandalay waterway improvement system in February. This is one of the three programmes that is a part of the ayeyawady...
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The Phantom Menace in Yangon: Land Subsidence

Whenever most of the citizens in Yangon, especially those who live in an apartment, experience water shortage in their neighborhood, extracting groundwater is the first solution that comes to their minds. Of course, we know that water supply in Yangon is still inadequate to some parts of Yangon. Tha...
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Mandalay Region increases water charges and scales up access

Source: mmtimes Date: 5 Jan, 2018 ​Eight thousand water meters will be installed free of charge in Pyigyitagun township with a total of US$20 million funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), according to Mandalay City Development Committee(MCDC). The committee will also increa...
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Enhancing Water Security in the Urbanizing Ayeyarwady Delta Region

Source: mmtimes Date: 21 December 2017 ​ A rare Ayeyarwady dolphin was found dead in Ayeyarwady River near Kyaut Pone village, Katha township, Sagaing Region, on Sunday, said U Kyaw, a local resident who found the carcass of the mammal. "I found it in the river. I saw its stomach had been ripped ope...
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Yangon Declaration: The Pathway Forward

The 3 rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS) was convened in Yangon on 11-12 December 2017, with the aim of promoting cooperation and partnership, as well as sharing knowledge and experiences to enhance water security in the region towards concrete actions and solutions for sustainable development. ​ A...
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Compilation of Presentations and Videos of World Water Day 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw

On 9 December 2017, 57 trash heroes were gathering at Yangon Sailing Club. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm, they cleaned the trashes around the Inya Lake. During this event, they were divided into 2 groups: earth team and aqua team in which they are mainly focused on around Inya Lake and University of Yangon. ...
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World Bank-Myanmar to work on national water law

​Source: mmtimes Date: 12 December, 2017 Public consultations on the Myanmar National Water Law will be held soon, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the opening remarks at the Third Asia Pacific Water Summit in Yangon on Monday. "It is clear that water is the main driver of sustainable d...
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YWP Myanmar: Field Trip to Twante Canal

29 November 2017. Dawn came slowly, followed by the brilliant blue sky of the morning. A group of twelve young Myanmar people gathered at the NanThidar Water Taxi Terminal in Yangon. All wearing the same shirt with "Young Water Professional ( YWP ) 3 rd batch", they were filled with excitement to go...
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