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Yangon focuses on creating growth opportunities, raising living standards

​ 26 Apr 18 -  The Yangon Regional Government is drawing up a master plan with the aid of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and Korea International Cooperation Agency to transform Yangon into an economic hub with job and business opportunities for residents and investors, according ...
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Region Government plans to distribute water to Dala after monsoon

​ 24 Apr 2018 -  The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will start distributing water in Dala Township after this year's rainy season, according to Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The project has reached the water purification stage. The YCDC will carry out the distribution...
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Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

​ 24 Apr 18 -  Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Gover...
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Jovial Enjoyable Moment in Myanmar: Thingyan Water Festival

​ The annual water festival has been celebrated the coming new year with a nationwide display of performances, religious rituals, and bucket loads of water. It is an indigenous ceremony, not to be missed if you are visiting the country in April. As Thingyan is at the end of the dry season, it's conv...
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Sluice gates help produce 7,500 acres of paddy in delta

​The construction of five sluice gates on an island between two rivers in the Ayeyawady Region has created 7,500 acres of seawater-free land on which monsoon, as well as summer paddy, can be cultivated.  The unit-9 of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department has been building...
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Offering Myanmar fishermen some kind of assistance

Paing Paing earned his living as a fisherman in Thai deep-sea fishing. He gazed out to sea and the open sea was his world and it was a hard life. He dreamt of staying with his family, investing a lot of energy in fishing for his family. " A living reality was worse; frankly speaking , we had to work...
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Over 2000 households need water in Shan State

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 April 2018 ​ Over 50 villages in three townships in Southern Shan State are suffering from water shortage and appealed for urgent water provisions, according to Shan civil society organisations (CSO). "Water shortages are growing year after year in this region. The...
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Fishery exports break 20-year record, could double within two years

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 10 April 2018  ​ Myanmar exported over 560,000 tonnes of fishery products in 2017-18, the highest in 20 years, according to data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). At those levels, the exports are worth $711 million. That...
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YCDC Approves Reservoir Safety Plan for Controversial Mega Project

Source: The Irrawaddy  Date: 09 April 2018  ​ YANGON—The city's municipal body has given permission to the developer of a controversial high-rise project to implement its proposed safety measures for a reservoir next to the project site. Yangon City Development Committee gave the green lig...
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Ministry mulls more protection for local, foreign fishery workers

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 09 April 2018 ​ The government is hopeful that enactment of a marine fisheries law will better protect Myanmar citizens who are working in foreign fisheries, especially in Thailand, from exploitation by employers, a senior official said. Union Minister for Labour, I...
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Law drafted to save underground water

Source: Myanmar Times  Date: 6 April 2018  A Law for the conservation of Myanmar's underground water resources has been drafted and is hoped to be enacted in the near future, said U Ba Shwe, an adviser to the Ministry of Construction and the National Water Resources Committee. "We have bee...
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New Yangon City to be Built on Land West of the Yangon River

​ H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government, announced the launch of New Yangon Development Company Ltd. ("NYDC") on 31st March 2018. The objective of NYDC is to create economic growth, homes and jobs via the development of land to the west of Yangon River.&n...
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Unexpected thunderstorm hits Yangon

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 4 April 2018  ​Thunderstorms, lightning, isolated heavy rainfall, and gale-force winds hit Yangon yesterday, knocking down trees, ripping off roofs, causing power outages and dropping temperatures. "The strong wind hit for 20 minutes. It ...
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Flashfloods inundate downtown Yangon

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 ​ Heavy rain flooded roads in Yangon on Tuesday during a thunderstorm, and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said the country is entering the pre-monsoon period. Thunderstorms are likely to occur across the country, especially in the afternoon and e...
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Conservationists halve area set aside for dolphin project

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 4 April 2018 Photo: Google ​ The Ayeryarwady dolphin conservation team has reduced its planned conservation area for the endangered species due to a lack of human and financial resources, said U Han Win, chief of the Ayeyarwady dolphin conservation team of the Fisheries D...
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