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Hand hygiene: No more excuses!

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Imagine a world where nobody washes their hands… Ever! Pretty disgusting right? Most of us would consider this extreme scenario to be unacceptable, but multiple studies of hand-washing behaviour have shown that not everybody washes their hands the right way. A surv...
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India, Myanmar sign pact on Rakhine port projects

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar on the appointment of a private operator to run and maintain Sittwe port, Paletwa inland water terminal, and associated facilities in the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, an Indian Emba...
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YWB could break even sooner than expected

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Since its launch on October 7, last year, the Yangon Water Bus (YWB) has been able to cover the bulk of its costs and could break even sooner than expected, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co, which operates the river transport service. "We had...
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Greater state-regional effort against climate change urged

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level, said U Than Aye, retired deputy director general of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Projects have been drawn u...
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Mandalay port development project to take off early next year

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Work on the development of Mandalay Port is set to begin early next year, says the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The project, which is aimed at improving trade and transportation along inland waterways, will be implemented with t...
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Maritime trade totals $484.6 million in the first week of October

19 Oct 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanmar's trade value by sea from 1 to 5 October in the current fiscal year 2018-2019 was estimated at US$484.69 million, which is up by over $264 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year 2017-2018, according to the data of the Ministry o...
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Better disaster management vital to country’s development

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   A comprehensive disaster management plan would go far in improving the lives of everyone in the country, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.  The vice president made the remark during an event to mark the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction. "If l...
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Increase in flooding will devastate SE Asia in near future, reports warn

​ Several Southeast Asian countries have this year been heavily impacted by natural disasters, and according to recent reports, the onslaught of extreme weather in the region is expected to continue for the foreseeable future 16 Oct 18 - Southeast Asia Globe - Southeast Asia is likely to see an...
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Monywa-Homalin water route stops operation due to sandbanks in Chindwin River

​15 Oct 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A water transport route between Monywa and Homalin in Sagaing Region has ceased operating as sandbanks are forming in the Chindwin River, according Inland Water Transport. The transport route jointly launched by Inland Water Transport and a private company st...
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China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar's planned strategic seaport

​12 Oct 18 - TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) - Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanm...
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Mandalay Port to modernise with grant

​8 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a grant worth ¥6 billion (K79.8 billion) that will be...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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Another ferry boat to reinforce Wahdan-Dala trip schedule

​25 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - Another ferry boat owned by the Inland Water Transport department will be entering the regular Wahdan-Dala trip scheduled starting on October 1. For the smooth flow of commodity and easy transport for passengers, yet another boat will add to the Wahdan-Dala tr...
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Thousands of dead mussels pile up in Kyaukphyu Township

​24 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Thousands of dead mussels are found washed up along Longchaung River a few days after the pollution of Thanzit River in Kyaukphyu Township in Rakhine State. Locals who earn their living by collecting mussels face difficulties as about 90 out 100 mussels collected ...
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