Encouraging development in the water sector – conference sessions on urban water and waste water management announced.

"This event is relevant for those looking for new business opportunities or collaborations, new technologies, or just interested in learning more about the Myanmar Water sector. Everyone is welcome to attend"  by Mr. Fraser Hawkes – UBM Myanmar ​ ​Today the program for the MyanmarWater 201...
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Officials provide boats, food, cash during Mon State flood

​23 June 18 -  Heavy rains poured down in Mawlamyine without interruption starting from the evening of 16 June until the morning of 17 June, causing water flowing into the wards to rapidly rise to five-and-a-half feet or six feet. Residents had to be moved to higher ground and given shelte...
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​Background of Myanmar Water Professional

We have made an interview with Pan Ei Ei Phyo, one of the alumni of Holland Water Challenge , who is currently studying in Germany. She is attending postgraduate course of water resource engineering and management in University of Stuttgart. Background During her undergraduate, she studied port and ...
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Ayeyarwady SOBA Report Launched - An example of Integrated Water Management in Practice

The most comprehensive assessment ever completed on Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River Basin was released at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Yangon, Myanmar, in December 2017. The Australian Water Partnership supported the Government of Myanmar's National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) in undertaking...
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Echoes of Former Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challengers

02 May 18 - The twilight of summer holidays among university students is now approaching. Most of the university reopen in the first week of June, some in the second week of May. Students have finished their first semester in March and freshened their eagerness in summer period. After launching...
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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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WASH Training Program: Thirst-Aid Regular Activities

We had the opportunity to meet with Thirst Aid program director, Thin Nwe Soe for an interview at her office. In the interview, we talked about training and education programs that have been granted by Thirst Aid . Thirst-Aid encourages education and knowledge as the principal tools f...
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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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Yangon’s new city vastly ambitious but government role called into question

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 2 April 2018 YANGON'S government has formed a company to develop a landmass twice the size of Singapore as a re-launch of the "new city" development project abandoned last year. While officials has gone as far as comparing the project's ambition with the urban development...
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Yangon’s water supply problems blamed on infrastructure woes

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 March 2018 Photo: Google Yangon has the highest non-revenue water (NRW) rate -- or water that do not go to the customers because of leaks or theft, among others -- in the Southeast Asia region because of aging water facilities, said U Myo Thein, deputy head of city...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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The Interview with Prof. Khin Ni-Ni Thein.

​ The future of a healthy and prosperous water sector in Myanmar is high priority for many, but Prof. Khin Ni-Ni Thein is one who holds this future close to her heart. In a recent interview with Karen Delfau from the AWP backed Kini Initiative you have a chance to hear first hand why Prof. Khin...
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WaterWorx in Mandalay: Sustainable access to drinking water in Myanmar Water Sector

Introduction  Following the recent news that Dutch company Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is going help Mandalay to improve its water supply system, we talked to VEI's project manager, Adriaan Ruijmschoot, about this initiative, called WaterWorX. In this interview, Adriaan talks about WaterW...
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Fishy business in Ayeyarwady as industry reforms scuppered

Source: Frontier Myanmar Date: 19 February 2018 ​The recent resignation of a minister in Ayeyarwady Region has cast doubt on the future of fisheries industry reforms, under which leases were taken off local investors and given to groups of fishermen. By HEIN KO SOE | FRONTIER Photos NYEIN SU WAI KYA...
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Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018 ​ Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management. The agency noted that bank erosions on major ...
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