Objectives of the DMH is as follows:
(1) To take precautionary measures against and minimize the effects of natural disasters
(2) To promote safety, comfort, efficiency and regularity of air, land (rail & road), sea and inland water transportation.
(3) To bring sustainable development of natural resources (hydro electric power, forest produce, water use, wind energy, etc.)
(4) To promote agricultural and food production.
(5) To ensure efficient operation, planning and development of activities in natural defense, industry, health, social welfare and all sectors of national economy.
(6) To undertake international collaboration for all development activities and works of the DMH
The Myanmar Water Hub is the gateway to the Myanmar water sector. Operating from Yangon – and its representative offices in the Netherlands, Singapore and Brisbane – the Myanmar Water Hub provides high-impact services that support its members to be successful in developing partnerships and business opportunities in Myanmar.
Some of the services we offer include partner identification, market intelligence, business development, meetings & events, trade missions, project support, local representation, exhibitions, government relations, media and advertising.
For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Email: [email protected]
Tel/WA: Frodo van Oostveen, +95 (0)9423793908
The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge is an exciting program in which university students and young professionals are invited to investigate key water problems in their own country and cooperate with professionals experts to develop their own ideas and solutions. The program specifically appeals to the interests, skills and capabilities of young people and challenges them to apply their own original and independent thinking.
The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.
The long term development goal of the project “IWRM - Institutional Building and Training” which is collaboration between NIVA and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) is to contribute significantly to the implementation of well-functioning Integrated Water Resources Management at the national level in Myanmar. The Irrigation, Water Utilization and Management Department (IWUMD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) under the Ministry of Transport are members of the steering group of the project together with MONREC.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research organization that has worked with environment and development issues from local to global policy levels for a quarter of a century. SEI works to shift policy and practice towards sustainability.
- International – SEI is distributed across nine locations around the world, works locally, regionally and globally, and has a diverse international staff.
- Trusted – both policy-makers and the academic community recognize SEI as an independent and non-partisan institute.
- Credible – SEI’s research is objective, and supported by a rigorous system of internal and external peer review.
- Integrated – only joined-up research can solve joined-up problems. SEI places a strong emphasis on making connections across the natural, physical, and social sciences, allowing us to approach sustainability challenges from new angles and offer robust and insightful policy advice.
AFD’s prioritized sectors are: energy, health, biodiversity, water, digital, training. AFD is also involved in the economic plan for 2017-2018 that was submitted to the Yangon Region Government by the Minister of Planning and Finance. The plan involves strategic development plan for Southwest of Yangon, transportation, industrial zone, and preserving heritage. AFD also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with UNOPS to formalize its participation in LIFT (Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund).
Akvo is a not-for-profit foundation that creates open source, internet and mobile software and sensors. We work with people improving infrastructure and services, for disadvantaged populations.
We focus on making international development and country governance more effective, transparent and collaborative.
Around the world, we help our partners act to improve the management of water, sanitation, agriculture, health, energy, education and the environment.
Several partners of the project “Leapfrogging Delta Management in Myanmar” are making use of the Akvo services, such as the 'Akvo Flow' and 'Akvo Caddisfly' to collect field data about the water quality of the river Ayeryawaddy."
AWS is a global membership-based collaboration. We unite organizations behind our mission: To lead a global network that promotes responsible use of freshwater that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable.
We achieve this through a global water stewardship system, centered on the International Water Stewardship Standard (the AWS Standard), that drives, recognizes and rewards good water stewardship performance.
Our vision is that Water users and managers are responsible water stewards, who protect and enhance freshwater resources for people and nature.
The AWS Standard provides a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context.
We provide advice on sustainable solutions to issues facing the management of our water resources, rivers and catchments, and the communities that rely on them. We are a national leader in design, development and delivery of projects that make a positive impact on our catchments and waterways and the communities that rely on them. We work with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, and communities to generate long lasting environmental, social, and economic benefits. We specialise in providing science-based advice and services to catchment and water-related environmental issues. We work across both urban and rural sectors.
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.
The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) is an independent and not-for-profit network organization.
The objective is to raise the priority of tackling water security issues highlighted in the development agenda in the Asia-Pacific region in order to improve people's livelihoods and the environment.
We work collaboratively with a wide variety of water-related organizations in the region to build capacity and enhance cooperation, while boosting investment at the regional level and beyond.
The Japan Water Forum has maintained a role as the Secretariat of the APWF ever since its launch.
For 2017-2021, ADB operations in Myanmar will focus on: (1) improving access and connectivity to connect rural and urban areas and markets, and to link Myanmar with the regional and global marketplace; (2) strengthening human capital to promote a skilled workforce and increased employment, and enable the poor and disadvantaged to benefit from economic growth; and (3) promoting structural and institutional reform to support the modernization of the economy.
AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact philanthropy and social investment community across Asia. We are an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across sectors to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. AusAID is an Executive Agency within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio and reports to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to contribute to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. This also serves Australia’s national interests by promoting stability and prosperity both in their region and beyond. AusAid focuses its efforts in areas where Australia can make a difference and where their resources can most effectively and efficiently be deployed.
The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) offers a unique opportunity to bring together the Australian development and water sectors under a long-term strategic engagement framework. By sharing its experiences from three decades of water reform, and from learning to manage water as a scarce economic good, Australia can help international partners to develop a better understanding of their sustainable water resource base, implement robust basin-scale planning, enact governance reforms supported by innovative policy and legal frameworks, strengthen institutions and build professional capability, develop water sensitive cities, improve water quality and ecological health, and manage demand and improve water use efficiency, in a variable and drying climate. To manage water resources effectively and equitably in the Indo-Pacific region to support sustainable economic development, improve water security for all, and reduce environmental and social impacts and regional tensions.
Ayer Shwe Wah is one of the largest conglomerates in Myanmar with a diversified portfolio across different business sectors - oil & gas distribution, construction, transportation & logistics and hotels & tourism. Since our founding in 1999, we have been contributing to Myanmar’s economic growth and development.
At the core of Ayer Shwe Group, sustainability through social responsibility is our main priority. Our CSR strategy is centred on four pillars: responsible environment practices, customer relation improvement, continuous employee and community development.
We aim to create value by following business practices that conservers and have minimal impact on the environment. We also practice corporate policies that include OSHA guidelines to mitigate work place related injuries and improve employee safety standards. In addition, we embrace diversity in staffing by welcoming recruitments from different ethnicity and gender backgrounds.
By committing our corporate resources for Myanmar’s society, environment, and culture, we intend to become a catalyst for positive change in our country’s socioeconomic development.
- Contribution made to community development in Darka Township, Ayeyarwady region by providing 3 acres of land degsinated for a Fire Station and a Hospital.
- Delivery of 5 brand new fire trucks.
- Delivery of 3 Ambulances equipped latest EMR medical equipment.
- Construction of canalization for embankment, irrigation canal and drainage canal to prevent flooding into the farmlands totaling up to 70 miles worth of development.
- Development of 30 primary schools to provide much needed education across different regions in Myanmar.
- Over 18 years of contribution to social welfare programs in accordance with government’s policy.
- Strict adherence and compliance with Governement's Federal Tax policies, rules and regulations.
- Contribution of 700 workers to redevelopment of Labutta Township ravaged by Cyclone Nargis by reconstructing roads and buildings.
- Construction of wells for religious institutions in remote areas with limited or no access to drinkable water.
- Annual contribution to several social, religioius and healthcare community development efforts throughout the country.
Myanmar Government has received a US$100 million credit from the Word Bank for the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project. The objective of the AIRBM Project is to help Myanmar develop the institutions and tools needed to enable informed decision making in the management of Myanmar’s water resources and to implement integrated river basin management of the Ayeyarwady Basin. The AIRBM Project includes three components: i) Water Resources Management Institutions, Decision Support System, and Capacity Building; ii) Hydro-Meteorological Observation and Information Systems Modernization; and iii) Navigation Enhancement of the Ayeyarwady. The implementing agency of the AIRBM Project is the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC).
With its roots in the Netherlands, Boskalis has over 100 years experience in hydraulic engineering, coastal protection and land reclamation. Traditionally, dredging has been Boskalis's core activity. Our services include the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and river bank protection. Today we also offer a wide variety of maritime services and contracting to the offshore energy sector.
CDR International is a fully independent coastal, river and port engineering and consultancy firm having its roots in the Netherlands. CDR stands for Coasts, Deltas and Rivers, the environment and field of our expertise in broadest sense. CDR is focusing on project development, management, design and engineering services in particular in the marine and maritime sector worldwide.
Our services cover the range of project idea development, (bankable) feasibility studies, detailed mathematical modelling and design studies to supervision during the construction phase. Together with our specialist partners we also provide for hydraulic and morphological numerical modelling studies, topographic, hydrographic and geotechnical surveys and investigation campaigns, physical model testing of marine structures and third party value engineering and design review.
In Myanmar, CDR is currently providing design support and Value Engineering for Yangon Offshore Fixed Pilot Station (YOFPS) project. CDR is also involved in AIRBM (Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management) project, responsible for planning of overall project objectives and design of river training works, dredging and associated mathematical modelling studies for the Mandalay corridor.
CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector. In Myanmar, there are a number of CGIAR centers including IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) and IWMI (International Water Management Institute) which are working in collaboration with government departments on promoting sustainable growth of aquaculture to improve food security, nutrition and income for communities in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta and Central Dry Zone.
Damen is an international shipyard group whose concept is based on what customers want: the best quality, proven designs, short delivery times, low maintenance and excellent resale value. Damen Shipyards Group is a globally operating company with more than 50 shipyards, repair yards, and related companies − as well as numerous partner yards that can build Damen vessels locally. Since 1969 it has designed and built more than 5,000 vessels and delivers up to 150 vessels annually. With over 30 shipyards and related companies worldwide, Damen is involved in ship construction as well as maintenance and repair activities. It has a wide product range, including tugs, workboats, patrol craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, mega yachts and fast ferries. Product design and engineering are carried out in-house and a broad range of designs is available.
Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Our main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why we work closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad.
DFID (Department for International Development) will support Myanmar around 5 important areas:
- Peace building and conflict resolution
- Improve state capability, democratic governance and accountability
- Economic transformation and job creation
- Supporting the development of a dynamic and resilient rural population and economy
- Developing human capital
DFID Burma has three program teams; the Human Development team (concerned with health and education), the Governance and Security team (concerned with humanitarian aid, peace process and democratic areas), and the Inclusive Growth team (concerned with livelihoods and economic development).
Department of Agricultural Research is a government department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) whose vision is food security and nutrition with the impact of innovative advanced crop variety and production technology research.
DAR has 6 divisions including 16 sections of crops and supporting sections. Now, newly establish units in DAR were Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Research Section, Post-Harvest Technology Research Section, Rice Biopark Unit, Farmer Channel and Agricultural Microbiology Research Section.
Divisions of DAR are
- Rice and Other Cereal Crop Division
- Oil Seed Crops and Food Legumes Division
- Industrial Crops and Horticulture Division
- Soil/Water Utilization and Agricultural Engineering Division
- Agronomy, Agricultural Economics and Statistics Division
- Biotechnology, Plant Genetic Resources and Plant Protection Division
Policy of DAR
- Development of new crop varieties and hybrids with high yield and good quality adapted to agro-ecological and climatic conditions and increasing crop production by using quality seeds.
- Application of biotechnology and molecular techniques in breeding of mother stem cells.
- Farmers participatory breeding and selection of new crop varieties.
- Diverse genetic resources including wild types, landraces, and released varieties conservation and pre-breeding preparation of crops in the Seed Bank.
- Integrated pest and diseases management researches for the safety of consumers and environment.
- Farmers participatory researches of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good manufacturing Practices (GMP) from seed to post-harvest of crops.
- Establishment of National Agricultural Research and Extension System in corporation with concerned agencies in order to strengthen research and development of sustainable utilization of natural resources, organic farming, and conservation agriculture to increase agricultural production.
- Research of climate smart agriculture, crop rotation, mixed cropping, intercropping for effective utilization of soil and water, agro-forestry, and cropping pattern.
- Development of research methods and producers and publication of research manual for effective breeding and experimentation by researchers.
- Making, revising and enaction of agricultural research law and regulations in accordance with time to time.
- Encouragement of private and non-governmental organizations to participate in research and extension services.
- Continuous training and strengthening capability of agricultural researchers.
DMH transferred to Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs from the Ministry of Transport and Communication on 3 February 1992. On 20 August 1999, DMH transferred to the Ministry of Transport.
Independent Burma Meteorological Department (BMD) was established on 1 April 1937. International Meteorological Organization (IMO) was established in 1873. Union of Myanmar became member of IMO in January 1938. BMD was re-organized on 23 October 1972 and renamed as Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) in the year 1974. Myanmar Daily Weather Report was issued since 1 June 1947. At that time, DMH is under the administration of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
Objectives of the DMH
Objectives of the DMH is as follows: