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Campaign to clear ‘ghost nets’ starts in Myeik Archipelago

22 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of experienced divers from around the world have launched a campaign to clear lost and abandoned fishing nets – known as ghost nets – from the coral reefs in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. Ghost nets, or abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, include fish...
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Port-Development

Jetties of Yangon Port

19 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Yangon, a commercial hub of Myanmar is a major city operating main maritime trade ports to export and import commodities. Strenuous efforts were made to improve the ports and jetties and the city has built eight new jetties for its ports within three...
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A win-win project for Irrawaddy dolphins

​Source: Frontier Myanmar ​ ​ In the sixth instalment of a series profiling Myanmar's leading responsible tourism businesses, Frontier highlights a project aimed at helping to save the Irrawaddy dolphin.  By ALFRED SKARTVEIT HELSKOG | FRONTIER TOURISTS are helping to keep alive a local fishing ...
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Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

​10 May 19 - Source: The Dispatch - A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water — a life-saving resource funded by well wishers across the country. Crowdfunding brings life-saving wat...
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YRTA to hold regular press conferences

14 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will hold press conferences twice a month, the authority's joint secretary U Hla Aung said on May 11. Formerly known as "Ma Hta Tha", the YRTA is responsible for public transportation in the city. It plans to use press ...
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Scientists Discover Something Remarkable Trapped in Amber: Ancient Sea Creatures

​13 May 19 - Source: Science Alert - Amber from Myanmar in Southeast Asia is turning out to be an incredibly rich resource for examining the natural world of 100 million years ago. In the last year, it's turned up frogs , snails , a snake , weird feathers , and some pretty wacky bugs . What do all o...
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A Renewable Vision for Myanmar

08 May 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - Myanmar continues to experience a rapid increase in economic activity as it transitions into an open market system. With that, power demand continues to increase—for modern amenities like air conditioning and power for industrial factories. This is especially true...
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Eleven Media Group, well-wishers donate drinking water to villages of Pyinsalu

07 May 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Under a drinking water donation programme between Eleven Media Group and other well-wishers, motorboats carrying drinking water went to five coastal villages in Pyinsalu Township, Ayeyawady Region, on May 5 following a request from those villages facing water sho...
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New Yangon port to be constructed as trade volumes rise

05 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Adani Yangon International Terminal is developing a container terminal in Ahlone township, which is by the Yangon River, in anticipation of higher trade volumes in the coming years. The company, which is registered in Myanmar and incorporated in Singapore, receive...
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The ghost net menace in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago

04 May 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar Discarded fishing gear brings death and destruction to marine environments and is threatening the unique beauty and biodiversity of Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. By THANDA KO GYI | FRONTIER MYANMAR has a massive ghost net problem. Reefs are being smothered and mar...
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Steel rails for Yangon-Mandalay railroad arrive at Yangon Port

03 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Myanma Railway is making efforts to ensure efficient rail transport with the help of the country's development partner Japan. As part of the collaboration, steel rails for laying alongside the Yangon-Mandalay railroad were brought in from Japan a...
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Moved Villages due to bank erosion face water shortage

02 May 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Villages that had temporarily moved to safer places due to riverbank erosion in Kawa Townships in Bago Region are facing water shortages. Villages, namely Yegyaw, Ahyoepon, Gar Gyi Son, Mamauk, and Tadao O villages in Kawa township, and villages facing sea faced ...
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Climate-Talk

Climate Series Talk - Conyat Create

Climate Talks was born out of the desire of sharing information related to climate change occurring in Myanmar. The intention of the series it to improve awareness of climate related knowledge and inspire a climate movement. Creating an experience and platform to connect and share information leads ...
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French to help finance Myanmar’s hydropower upgrades

01 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar is set to receive a €35.7 million (K60.2 billion) loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) to upgrade to five hydropower plants, President U Win Myint said in a message to the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw). The term of the loan is for 13 ...
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Why Myanmar villagers still engage in illegal logging of mangroves

​30 April 19 - Source: Mongabay The Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar used to be rich in mangroves, but only 20 percent of the original coverage remains today. Although it's illegal to log mangrove wood, people who live in villages without electricity still cut the increasingly fragmented mangrove forests ...
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