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Thilawa to step up power and water supply by 2021

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 March 2018 Photo: Google ​ The infrastructure necessary for Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be fully completed within four years, according to Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC) and Japanese officials. These include roads, bridges, electricity, water ...
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Biodiversity conservation project in Chindwin River to kick off next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018 ​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Envi...
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Myanmar's river dolphins and fishermen double down on unique relationship, as fish stocks dwindle

Source: abc Date: 12 March 2018 ​ As dawn breaks across the Ayeyarwady River, the rubbery silhouettes of fins break the surface. The dolphins that we expected to find half an hour down river have appeared on our doorstep, playing just meters from a riverside teashop, almost as if they overheard us t...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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The Interview with Prof. Khin Ni-Ni Thein.

​ The future of a healthy and prosperous water sector in Myanmar is high priority for many, but Prof. Khin Ni-Ni Thein is one who holds this future close to her heart. In a recent interview with Karen Delfau from the AWP backed Kini Initiative you have a chance to hear first hand why Prof. Khin...
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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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