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Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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More foreign investments expected in Ayeyarwady

Source: MyanmarTimes Date: 07 Dec 2018 Investors eyeing expansion opportunities in Myanmar might want to consider Ayeyarwady Region, where the government is now prioritising developments in the agriculture, livestock and marine, forestry, industry, infrastructure, transportation and tourism sectors,...
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Japan to provide more weather forecast training

 04 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical training in weather forecasting to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). JICA had donated 30 automatic weather forecast stations and three radars with built-in traini...
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The artery of Yangon

​1 Dec 18 - Source: Frontier Myanmar -  Ambitious plans are being made for a pipeline in Yangon that plays a vital role in the communities through which it passes, and not only because it carries water. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER Photos MATIAS BERCOVICH GRASS GROWS under the long metal tube...
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Experts, advocates take a stock on Yangon toilets

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Experts, health advocates and stakeholders gathered recently to observe World Toilet Day, earlier this month to take a stock on toilets in restaurants and food stalls in the country, especially in Yangon. Daw Phyu Phyu Tin, owner of the Monsoon Restaurant i...
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Towards building a city for all of the people

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  An inclusive city should consider the convenience and comfort of all its residents, rich and poor alike, young and old; the health and the weak, said Joyce Chou, a founding member of Mircrosoft's Inclusive Design Team. Chou was last week's main speaker in t...
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Chinese firm finalises new Yangon city proposal

26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The government body in charge of developing an ambitious new Yangon city project has reached the final stage in negotiations with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) in preparing pre-project documents (PPD). Launched by the regional government i...
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Neglecting Myanmar’s biodiversity means cost and conflict for businesses

23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar TImes -  Myanmar's private sector needs to identify the impact of their businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems early on to avoid cost and conflict, a recent report states. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently published a briefing pa...
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Hong Kong Firm Close to Finalizing New Yangon City Proposal

​23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  YANGON—Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC) has nearly finalized its proposal for the development of US$1.5 billion (2.4 trillion kyats) worth of initial infrastructure for the controversial "New Yangon City" project across the ...
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The company that works to serve the people

20 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Villagers usually start their day early, doing their household chores and attending to their farms before the sun gets too hot. But one Monday, residents of Tha Pyay Kone Village in Hmawbi township in the outskirt of Yangon were exceptionally busy. It w...
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YCDC sees safe, potable water for all in Yangon City by 2021

​19 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Potable tap water for all residents in Yangon city is expected to become a reality by 2021 as the current administration intensifies efforts to redevelop the country's economic capital. U Zaw Win Aung, section head of the Engineering Department (Water and S...
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FLC Village Aid Project helps developing countries

​16 Nov 18 - Source: The Durango Herald -  KeNeda Randall found healing from post-traumatic stress disorder through traveling to Myanmar with Fort Lewis College's Village Aid Project and seeing a developing country through her own lens versus the experience she had while on combat tours in the ...
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El Nino likely to hit Myanmar during coming cool season

​15 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Weather predictions indicate that El Nino might be coming to Myanmar during the winter season, meteorologists said. "El Nino is forecast to happen this year, but it will be weak to moderate," said U Kyaw Moe Oo, director general of the Department of Me...
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Dutch expertise to support Yangon’s water management

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon's regional government will receive support to tackle challenges regarding urban water and water logistics by a coalition of Dutch companies and organisations. The companies signed an agreement with the authorities to improve water supply, resour...
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