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Governing the Ayeyarwady

It's time that the nation's most important single natural resource benefitted from a dedicated management authority.   By JOERN KRISTENSEN | FRONTIER 06 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - THE CONTINUING conundrum over Myitsone, concern among farmers over river bank erosion in the dry zone an...
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Myanmar suggests tax exemption to firms investing in new Yangon project

05 March 19 - Source: Saigon Giai Phong Online - Myanmar is offering zone-wise tax exemption to enterprises investing in the new Yangon city project. This aims to attract more investors to the city expansion project being implemented on lands to the west of Yangon river, according to the Myanmar Inv...
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Myanmar ups efforts to save marine, wildlife

04 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - "Life below water: for people and planet" was the theme of World Wildlife Day 2019, which was celebrated on Sunday to raise awareness about the world's wild animals and plants. "The theme means that marine diversity is also very important to conserve for sustain...
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Dams help in socio-economic development

20 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - As civilizations developed, there was a greater need for water supply, irrigation, flood control, navigation, water quality, sediment control and energy. A serious challenge to climatic adaptation is represented by struggling with irregular and unreliable freshwater sup...
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Japanese company offers new wastewater solution

18 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A Japanese company says it has developed new wastewater treatment technology for buildings and industry that is more effective in protecting the environment. IGE Energy Co Ltd introduced PVA gel, or polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel, which it said immobilises harmful mic...
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FMO and WWF agree to develop bankable water projects in Myanmar and Zambia

​The Dutch Development Bank will fund the development of potential wastewater treatment projects in the Irrawaddy and Kafue river basins 17 Feb 19 - Source: WWF - Like most countries, Myanmar and Zambia are facing worsening water risks with their rivers and freshwater resources under ever-increasing...
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‘Our land is collapsing around us’: Ayeyarwady at risk from rampant sand mining

Irresponsible sand mining in the Ayeyarwady River is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation's rice bowl. ​ By HEIN KO SOE and CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 16, about 250 residents of Thet Thit Kyun village tract in Bago Region sailed in...
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Water, traffic projects set to improve Yangon

​12 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Yangon has been striving to cope with the demands of modernisation ever since the military junta that ruled the country for over half a century gave way to the pressure of reforms nearly a decade ago. The city's ageing infrastructure, some of which dates back to ...
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Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

11 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - The crack at a dam in Myanmar's Bago region poses no risk to public safety following several earthquakes that jolted Paukkaung, Bago region last year, Xinhua reported quoting an initial assessment of the Myanmar Dams National Committee. The crack at the earthen embankme...
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Our wetlands are worth saving

05 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The theme of World Wetlands Day 2019 on Saturday – Wetlands and Climate Change – was aimed at encouraging people to conserve wetlands to mitigate climate change, said U Thein Aung of the Myanmar Bird and Nature Society. Myanmar has many wetlands, which consist of ...
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To His Majesty - An Extraterrestrial Discovered Ayeyarwady River

This article is based on the recent trip on Ayeyarwady river by Mr.Piet Filet. This review is the joining force of the water expert and the one who love to write To His Majesty King Toartrogenm Palace Phobos, Mars To his Most Excellent Majesty, King of Mars, May it please your Majesty, With the duti...
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On track to meet Yangon’s growing water needs

04 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - With the hot season not far away, water shortages are set to become a problem again in many parts of Yangon. According to U Myint Zaw Than, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) deputy head of the Engineering Department for Water and Sanitation, the YCDC suppli...
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Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects embankment maintenance works in Nyaungdon

3 Feb 2019 - Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar - National Natural Disaster Management Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio accompanied by Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irri...
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Rosemary shares update on Myanmar Living Water Project

31 Jan 19 - Source: The Inverell Times - I have just returned from visiting the 52 water tanks in the dry zone of central Myanmar, built in 2018, and as always I feel a special sense of pride when I see "Inverell" on some of the plaques in this most remote and forgotten part of our world. I have bee...
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Govt announces ‘project bank’ to get Myanmar building

31 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government has announced the launch of an online "project bank" which will change the way infrastructure programmes are planned, determined and funded. Speaking at the Invest Myanmar Summit in the capital city, deputy finance minister U Set Aung said the proje...
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