Property prices flat despite green light on Dala Bridge project

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 18 January, 2018 ​ Despite the government's approval of the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge or Dala Bridge, real estate prices in Dala township have been flat, according to real estate agents. "The bridge project is confirmed so land owners in Dala are hoping to attra...
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The Mekong Study Tour

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 January, 2018 The number of fishermen killed on the high seas is increasing in Mon State, and in most cases the perpetrators are not brought to justice, according to data from Ye township police. Last year, 47 fishermen were killed while working at sea, more than t...
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Ayeyarwady dolphin dies from head injury

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 15 January, 2018 ​ An Ayeyarwady dolphin, an endangered species, died from a head injury last Wednesday near Aung Chan Thar village in Katha township, Sagaing Region. "The dolphin was a male. There was a hole in the dolphin's head with a stick inside. We are investigating...
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IFC, Australia back nationwide study on Myanmar’s hydropower

Source: Eleven Myanmar Date: 15 January, 2018 ​ AS MYANMAR needs more electricity to realise its development goals during the first civilian government's term, two ministries have been holding a series of discussions until the third week of January to finalise the countrywide strategic environmental...
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Who can see this?

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 12 January, 2018 ​ Work will start in April on a long-awaited bridge linking downtown Yangon with Dala, a state-run newspaper reported on January 12 without giving a source for the information. A ground-breaking ceremony was expected to be held in late March for ...
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Korea-Myanmar friendship bridge (Dala) project launched

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 12 January, 2018 The Korea-Myanmar friendship bridge (Dala) project, linking downtown Yangon to the under-developed Dala Township, will begin construction in April 2018. The groundbreaking ceremony is expected to take place in the first week of Mar...
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Irrawaddy Dolphin

Endangered Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Katha

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 11 January, 2018 The carcass of an Irrawaddy female dolphin was found in the Ayeyawady River, according to an official of Katha Township's Department of Fisheries. "We received information that one Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead near the Aung Cha...
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Myanmar pledges cooperation with Mekong River countries: U Myint Swe

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 11 January, 2018 Vice President U Myint Swe attended the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting that began in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh yesterday with the theme of "Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development." The meeting was...
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Soaked In Yangon

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 9 January, 2018 This scene on Baho Road near Bagayar Street in Sangyaung was one of the intersections that flooded yesterday afternoon. The high water slowed traffic to a crawl and caused one truck to stall. Scattered rain is expected over several ...
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Mandalay Region increases water charges and scales up access

Source: mmtimes Date: 5 Jan, 2018 ​Eight thousand water meters will be installed free of charge in Pyigyitagun township with a total of US$20 million funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), according to Mandalay City Development Committee(MCDC). The committee will also increa...
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Taungthaman Lake hosts fewer migratory birds this year

Source: mmtimes Date: 2 Jan 2018 ​ The number of migratory birds visiting Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay Region, a prime place to watch rare birds in Myanmar, has significantly dropped, according to birdwatcher U Zay Maung Thein of Mandalay. In addition to Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura township, fewer...
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Ngamoeyeik river to be upgraded for water bus service

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 December 2017 ​ To assist in water bus service which is currently operating in the Yangon river, the kamoeyeik river would be upgraded, said Yangon region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein yesterday. he made the remark at the opening of a bridge linking...
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Airport in eastern Myanmar temporarily closed due to flooding

Source: Frontier Myanmar Date: 29 December 2017 ​Yangon's water bus may not yet be a viable alternative to commuting on the bus or train, but it does make for a pleasant day out. A FEW weeks ago, I left Frontier's office in downtown Yangon at 4.30pm, confident I would arrive for a meeting in Insein ...
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Chainsaws imperil an old-growth mangrove stronghold in southern Myanmar

Source: Mongabay Series: Global Forest Reporting Network , Oceans Date: 27 December 2017 Tanintharyi, Myanmar's southern-most state, is home to the country's last remaining old-growth mangrove forest. The trees support village life and a booming fishing industry up and down the coast. But loggi...
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Kubota to join $92 million project to improve water supply system in Yangon

Source: The Japan Times Date: 25 December 2017 ​ YANGON – Farming and construction equipment manufacturer Kubota Corp. has said it will build water supply infrastructure in Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon together with other Japanese and South Korean partners, to meet growing industrial and h...
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