Import surpasses export in bilateral trade with Singapore

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -   Bilateral trade between Myanmar and Singapore touched US$1.99 billion in the last mini-budget period (from April to September), with the country's imports exceeding exports, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce. Singap...
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On-the-Job Training Program on Irrigation Asset Management, GIS begins

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  An On-the-Job Training (OJT) program on Irrigation Asset Management and GIS is being conducted at the Irrigation Technology Center (ITC) Bago Township, from 12 to 17 November. The OJT is being jointly conducted by the Irrigation and Water Util...
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Comprehensive plan necessary for Yangon’s sustainable redevelopment

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -   While Yangon has laid out ambitious plans to boost infrastructure and trade, members of parliament and urban planners say more needs to be done to address day-to-day problems faced by people in the city. Among areas that will be addressed in plans are rule...
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China, Myanmar sign port deal after years of negotiations

​09 Nov 18 - Source: Mizzima -  China and Myanmar signed an agreement on Thursday to move forward a multi-billion dollar deep sea port project in Kyaukpyu, a strategic town along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, after negotiations dragged for years due to financing and other issues. At a ceremon...
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Yangon’s beautiful bodies of water

7 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon is home to two beautiful gardens surrounding man-made lakes – Kandawgyi Lake and the Inya Lake – that provide a welcome respite to the hustle and bustle of city life and a major attraction for foreign visitors. The two artificial lakes were constructed...
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UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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In Myanmar, The First Recorded Effects of Climate Change

​4 Nov 18 - Source: The Stropu -   In some regions of Myanmar have already felt the first negative effect from global climate change. According to our site with reference to The Guardian, changing weather conditions and rising water levels have meant that many residents were left homeless. The ...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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Young Entrepreneurs Start Company to Improve Health by Providing Clean Water Containers in Rural Villages

Bogo bottle sells high-quality, double-walled, stainless steel water bottles. For every bottle purchased, a clean drinking water container is donated in a rural village. In cooperation with NGOs, Bogo Bottle has already donated hundreds of clean drinking water containers in rural villages of Myanmar...
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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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