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Information flood for Young Water Professionals

​The government of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency [RvO] are glad to have re-engaged with the Young Water Professionals [YWPs] programme. The programme, consisting of modules related to water management, aims to professionalize the new generation of water experts at Union level...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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The misrule of Inle Lake

​Inle Lake and its mismanagement is a case study in the limits of devolution under the 2008 Constitution, and the dispossession of ethnic communities.​ 20 Dec 2018 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - ALL THE BOATS were booked that day. It was October 27, at the climax of the 18-day Phaung Daw Oo festival, ...
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Interested in Water-related Post Graduate Programs in Europe? We visited the “Study in Europe” event at University of Yangon

​ On 13 th of December, this is the first-time arrival of Study in Europe fair in Myanmar. The fair is open to students, their parents, young professionals and academics. I reached out this event information via social media (Facebook) and my friends who got invitation emails from dedicated universi...
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Pyu Lake residents seek to protect their natural treasure

​11 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  U Kan Oo was roused from his sleep in the early morning of December by what at first sounded like a loud cries coming from his roof. But a few seconds after he gathered his bearings, he realised that it was that season of the year again when birds escaping ...
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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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