Half of water meter fees wasted in Mon, minister says

17 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mawlamyine township in Mon State collected municipal fees on only half the volume of water consumed last year, said U Min Kyaw Lwin, minister of Municipal Affairs for the Mon State government. The 23 districts of Mawlamyine township used 190 billion litres of wate...
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Online Course - Water: Addressing the Global Crisis

Starts on January 14, 2019 The SDG Academy and the Stockholm International Water Institute have come together to offer this MOOC on some of the most important water issues. We focus on the key role water plays in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, not least SDG 6, about sustainabl...
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Job Announcement Technical Engineer Manager at 1001fontaines/Network Activities Group (NAG) in Magway

​Position: Technical Manager  Location : Magway City / Magway Region / Myanmar  Directly report to : Project Manager  Under supervision : 1 technician Duration: 12 months renewable  Type of job : Full time job  - International contract or local contract  Salary: Depends...
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Meeting with Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association about groundwater extraction

U Ye Htut, Chairman of Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association, speaks about the story of the association, the objectives and the current activities in Myanmar. He provided me of information and profile of the association and tried to elaborate more about its activities in Myanmar. Myanmar Purif...
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Bridge project stirs property prices in Dala

07 Jan 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Property prices in Dala Township are rising after construction of a bridge linking Dala to downtown Yangon was finally given the green light on December 24, 2018 after six years of deliberation. Expected to be completed in three and a half years, the US$138 millio...
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Union Minister for SWRR inspects river erosion in Minbu Township

06 Jan 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye arrived yesterday in Nabe Ban Village and Mon Kyo Village in Minbu Township, Magway Region, to inspect the status of moving the villages to new locations, as the original sit...
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Making schools safe havens for communities

Source: Frontier Myanmar New school construction guidelines are aimed at making education more inclusive and accessible while also ensuring that schools can serve their communities as safe and secure shelters during natural disasters. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER In 2008, Cyclone Nargis destroyed 50 pe...
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New Thanlyin bridge project gets go-ahead

04 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The acceptance of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which will be used for the construction of a second bridge across the Bago River connecting Thanlyin and Yangon has been approved, said a Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Lwin Ko Latt. The first in...
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Sprouting Mangroves Restore Hopes in Coastal Myanmar

SHWE THAUNG YAN, Myanmar, Jan 4 2019 (IPS) - Htay Aung is having a moment. The 63-year-old retired professor of Marine Science sits at the foot of a Buddha statue atop a hill on Shwe Thaung Yan sub township, in Myanmar's Ayeyerwady region, almost in meditation. Below him, a vast thicket of mangrove ...
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Dala Bridge expected to be completed in 2021

31 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Construction of the Dala Bridge, also known as the Myanmar – Korea Friendship Bridge, that will connect Yangon City and Dala Township, has finally been given the green light, according to the Ministry of Construction and the Yangon Regional Government. The Ministr...
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State Counsellor launches Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) project

​25 Dec 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ground breaking ceremony to launch construction of the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge in Dala, Yangon Region yesterday. At the ceremony, the State Counsellor pressed a button to drive a pile to...
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Information flood for Young Water Professionals

​The government of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency [RvO] are glad to have re-engaged with the Young Water Professionals [YWPs] programme. The programme, consisting of modules related to water management, aims to professionalize the new generation of water experts at Union level...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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Interested in Water-related Post Graduate Programs in Europe? We visited the “Study in Europe” event at University of Yangon

​ On 13 th of December, this is the first-time arrival of Study in Europe fair in Myanmar. The fair is open to students, their parents, young professionals and academics. I reached out this event information via social media (Facebook) and my friends who got invitation emails from dedicated universi...
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Pyu Lake residents seek to protect their natural treasure

​11 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  U Kan Oo was roused from his sleep in the early morning of December by what at first sounded like a loud cries coming from his roof. But a few seconds after he gathered his bearings, he realised that it was that season of the year again when birds escaping ...
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