The Orange Knowledge Programme contributes to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by providing access to education and training for professionals and organisations in technical vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of its development cooperation policy.
The subsidy programme is managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. It offers funding for long-term, demand-driven partnerships between Dutch knowledge institutions and organisations in 21 participating countries, as well as individual scholarships and Tailor-Made Training courses in all 54 selected countries.
The € 220 m, 5-year programme ends mid-2022, enabling tens of thousands to change their future. From the Dutch development cooperation policy, 4 priority themes have been selected on which to focus in the programme: Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes in this programme are inclusion, employability and environmental sustainability.
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 Thaketa Climate Adaptation for Water Security Project is a 2-year pilot project aiming to design, implement and evaluate a variety of climate adaptation interventions in the Thaketa township in Yangon, Myanmar.
In the pilot project, the partners will establish an innovative network-driven stakeholder participation process for designing and implementing different types of climate adaptation interventions, based on the social innovation approach from one of the most successful, innovative climate adaptation programs in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Rainproof. The project will be supported by community awareness and education campaigns and capacity building for YCDC staff.
The pilot project is undertaken at the request of the Yangon Region Government and Yangon City Development Committee and funded together by the consortium partners (below), the Yangon Region Government and the Dutch Government (Partners poor Water program).
The companies working together in the Thaketa project consortium are: The Water Agency (lead), Doh Eain, Infram, Witteveen+Bos, Resilience, World Waternet, U.Minds and Water Bridge Myanmar.
For more information about the project, please contact Gregor van Essen, Project Director, at [email protected].
A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics. The agreement is signed under the Dutch government Partners for International Business (PIB) program.
The agreement delivers on a promise by the coalition to H.E. Phyo Min Thein, the Regional Chief Minister of Yangon, in June this year, when he visited the Netherlands (LINK). During this visit, he requested Dutch expertise and advise on key topics related to Urban Water: water supply, water resources, water governance and water innovation; and Water Logistics: Yangon sea port, river transport, river dredging and river tunneling.
Mandalay Technology is a company based in Yangon, providing geospatial technological solutions and services including Surveying, GIS/ Mapping, Remote Sensing, geotechnical investigation, hydrological and marine survey, and now extended to science, technology and engineering education solutions, oil and gas solutions and services and building and engineering services. Their mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of Myanmar with the innovative solutions and services. In 2002, they received ASEAN ICT Award, Gold Award (CSR Category) for their geospatial technology training programs for environmental management, disaster management and disaster preparedness.
Mandalay Urban Services Improvement Project (MUSIP) aims to improve access to sustainable water and sanitation services in Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar, and to enhance the service provision capacity of Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).
The general objective of the project is to assist MCDC in its strategy to turn Mandalay into a Green City, with a particular focus on improved environmental performance, equity in service provision and improved finances. More specifically, the project aims to provide a reliable and sustainable public water service in Mandalay. Another key objective is to improve access to sanitation and reduce the amount of wastewater discharged directly into the environment and to enhance local capacities for public services management.
The project, which results from a feasibility study co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), will be divided into three components - aimed at achieving the goals outlined above.
MUSIP supports the AIF objective of promoting a green economy through its contribution to sustainable water resource management, by sustaining the groundwater table, improving the efficiency of water use and reducing pollution. The project will also have a social impact by increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation. By improving the drainage system in the city, the MUSIP project will also have an environmental impact, by reducing the frequency and intensity of flooding.
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the only inter-governmental organisation that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam to jointly manage the shared water resources and the sustainable development of the Mekong River. China and Myanmar, the upstream countries of the Mekong River Basin, are Dialogue Partners of the MRC. The MRC is a platform for water diplomacy and regional cooperation in which member states share the benefits of common water resources despite different national interests. It also acts as a regional knowledge hub on water resources management that helps to inform the decision-making process based on scientific evidence.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation is the government ministry of Myanmar, founded by the combination of Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry by President Htin Kyaw.
In 1945, before Myamar gained its independence , the supervisory office of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation was established to conduct the activities of social welfare and natural disaster prevention. Lately, after 1948, during the time of independence gained, the office was reorganized as the ministry of education, social welfare and resettlement. After that, the name of the office had changed as the ministry of education, relief and resettlement in 1952 and it had changed as the ministry of ethnic minority and relief and resettlement again in the same year to with the purpose of implementing the activities of natural disaster preparation, relief and resettlement and providing necesarry assistance. But in 1957, due to the political change, it had modied the name of the office as the ministry of Relief, Resettlement and National Reconciliation. In 1972, when the new administration took over, the office was reconstituted as Ministry of Social Welfare. At the beginning, there are two departments under the ministry as department of social welfare and department of relief and resettlement.
1992,the State Law and Order Restoration Council transformed the Ministry of Social Welfare into the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement with three departments including The Fire Services department under its Notification 14/92 dated 19-02-1992.
On 6th November 2012, the Department of Fire Services was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs due to the nature of work and to be in accord with the contemporary situations, and so there are only two departments left under this ministry---the Social Welfare Department and Relief and Resettlement Department.
There are 265 Officer and 2876 Staff(Total 3141) under the Ministry.According to the need of the civil servants, the Ministry increased the office in Division Region and Training school for two departments.On 2015 March 31, the Ministry has 620 Officer and 4314 Staff (total 4934) were present.
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement have 620 officials, 4314 staffs and total 4934 with the extension of the organization set up for the development of administrative mechanism on 1st April 2015.
On 10th March 2016, Department of Social Welfare extended its organization set up and the Ministry have the officials were 624, staffs were 4632 and total was 5256.
Both of two departments, Department of Social Welfare and Relief and Resettlement Department were extended their organization set up on 6th July 2017. So there were 1965 officials, 14614 staffs and the total was 16579.
On 31st January 2018, under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Department of Rehabilitation was established with the staffs from the existing two departments. Moreover the name of Relief and Resettlement Department was changed to Disaster Management Department.
So the following are the current organization set up of Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement,
To fulfill the social needs of the citizens of the Republic of Union of Myanmar and to conduct the Disaster Management activities in accordance with the international standards
There have been emerging issues in the water and sanitation field of Myanmar affected by the climate change, such as deterioration of raw water quality for city water (high turbidity due to heavy rain and salination), or by increasing amount of effluent discharge to rivers from factories due to infrastructure development. Yet the technology to manage the environment in order to properly grasp such affects is still lacking.
MW Aqua Solutions, as a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, will contribute to improving the sustainability through introduction of environment-oriented technology by promoting development of water infrastructure based on on-site water supply system together with highly reliable water quality analysis business in Myanmar.
- Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD) and
- Rojana Industrial Park Public Company Limited (ROJANA)
ITD possess long-term experiences of construction, the completion of more than 1,500 projects such as Suvarnbhumi International Airport, LaemChabang Ports and Map Ta Phut Port and Industrial Estates, and a long outstanding track record of civil works and project development. The company is Thailand’s No.1 contractor of infrastructure for over 50 years.
ROJANA has a reputation in developing the designed full fledge industrial parks in Thailand, accompanying with quality services and professional management such as those in Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, Rayong, and Prachinburi.MIE is to develop the Dawei Industrial Estate and related Infrastructure and Utilities, together with Township under the synergy of the professional management team and the specialized advisors.
The MPA is a government agency under the authority of Ministry of Transport and Communications - with the responsibility to regulate and administer the coastal ports. MPA is solely responsible for port planning under the direction of MOTC. System of fund-raising for port development are : (1) 100 % National investment (2) 100% Investment under Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basic by foreign and/or local investors (3) Joint-Venture between MPA and foreign and/or local investors (4) Grant aids or soft loan financed by international financial institute.
The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business is an initiative to encourage responsible business activities throughout Myanmar. The Centre is a joint initiative of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Based in Yangon, it aims to provide a trusted, impartial forum for dialogue, seminars, and briefings to relevant parties as well as access to international expertise and tools. The Centre facilitates dialogue and processes aimed at building national and local capacity and partnerships on business and human rights related issues. MCRB has also undertaken research and published sector-wide impact assessments on the oil and gas, tourism, and information and communications technologies (ICT) sectors.
Myanmar Engineering Council is to hold dominant the safety, health and welfare of the public. It is located in Lawmadaw, Yangon and their vision is driven by qualified Myanmar engineers, graduate technicians and technicians. There are keys person in Myanmar Engineering Council: Dr. Charlie Than who received his Doctorate in the field of Marine Technology with distinguished Public services including twenty-six years’ experience in the field of inland water transport, shipbuilding, shallow draft Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Dr. Cho Win Maw who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Rangoon Institute of Technology in March 1977. He joined the Ministry of Industry in 1978 as an assistant engineer at the chemical plant, the Sittaung paper mill and U Khin Maung Sai who is an alumnus of university of Missouri at Rolla, USA and hold MSCE post graduate Civil Engineering Master Degree since year 1989.
MES is a professional civil society established with the aim of enabling engineers and architects to participate with their utmost capability, using their expertise for the development of architecture as the base and all-round development of other sectors of economy as well. MES provides services by conducting many technical seminars and training courses to develop the capacity of engineers, technicians and skilled workers. MES participates in the work of various organizations of national or regional level to assist with technical advice and capacity building. It also cooperates with many regional and international organizations.
MEI is a non-governmental organization that emphasizes on integrated approach for students committed to studying and solving environmental issues. It holds a certificate course for Environmental Science and Management every year which offers three-month compulsory core module course in environmental studies.
MEI has also signed the MOU with the Geography Institute of Cologne University, Germany to establish a path for young Myanmar graduate students to continue their education for "International Master Degree for Environmental Science" and so on.
Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) Container Terminal and Inland Container Depot of Myanmar Annawa Swan-er-shin Group (S) Co Ltd (MAS) was formally opened on 4th January 2003.
This national, privately-owned port was founded with the guidance and assistance of the Head of State. The ministry had permitted private entrepreneurs to undertake port services in cooperation with local and foreign investors, as long as the services are in accord with the Myanmar Investment Law. MIP was built with MAS as the sole investor, with MAS funding and overseeing the port construction and operations 100%.
MIP's main business is the handling of containers and other port services on an international level. It has been incredibly successful at what it does; expanding tremendously in just over a decade. It has also diversified and expanded its portfolio with many new ventures and assets.
MIID is a non-profit institute based in Yangon, Myanmar. They work in collaboration with government, communities, local CSOs/NGOs, international organizations, and technical specialists to strengthen capacities, governance processes, knowledge bases, and intervention models for integrated development. Their aim is to promote participation and inclusion of ethnic communities in Myanmar’s economic, social and political transition by supporting a people-centered and sustainable approach to economic and social development.
International partners of MIID are: Cornell University (New York), DANIDA, GIZ, International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), OXFAM, UNICEF, WFP, and Winrock International.
MMU is one of the most selective universities in Myanmar as many of its students find job opportunities abroad. It is located in Thanlyin in the outskirts of Yangon and is the premier university of maritime education in Myanmar. It offers 6-year bachelor's degree programs and two-year post-graduate diplomas in various marine and naval disciplines. In 2007, the school had about 1,800 graduate students, pursuing international STCW-95-standards compliant maritime education. The minimum entrance mark is 491 out of 600 in 2010.
The Myanmar Water CoP stimulates peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and learning between local and international water experts and empowers local ownership. It becomes a Body of Knowledge and - as a collective - will act as a Facilitator and Connector to help water experts to be part of the process.
The CoP provides a connection between existing groups and provides a key place for water issues related matters to be considered, discussed and resolved.
Key functions of the CoP are:
- Sharing information on specific water management issue through expert meetings and seminars
- Providing commentary and critique on key water programs in Myanmar such as flooding and river transport
- Influence decision makers and identify critical gaps and opportunities
- Elevate the issue of specific water challenges into a broader planning context
As the Myanmar Water CoP is driven by local ownership, it focuses on the water challenges as presented by the local experts. This offers a unique and valuable insight into the issues that really matter to people locally, who owns them, what approaches are considered, how these are prioritised, etc. International experts participate at the invitation of the local hosts.
The Myanmar Water Hub is the gateway to the Myanmar water sector. Operating from Yangon, the Myanmar Water Hub provides professional 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 at [email protected]
Myanmar Water Partnership (MmWP) is one of the Country Water Partnerships (CWP) of the GWP Network. It is one of the country members of the Global Water Partnership - South East Asia (GWP-SEA). It liaises with its partner organisations composed of governmental departments, agencies, services, academic and research institutions, business, social entities, professional associations, NGOs and water users in the water sector and its related management areas. It is made up of all GWP partners in Myanmar and who abide by the GWP network principles and values. The principal objective of MmWP is to promote the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach in Myanmar so as to ensure the sustainable management of water resources.
The Dutch water sector in Myanmar collaborates under the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Roadmap 2017-2018 program, providing a comprehensive and integrated framework of activities that aims to further develop the bileteral water partnership through knowledge sharing, education and training.
Myint & Associates Offshore Supply Base Ltd. ( M&AOSB ) is a subsidiary of Myint & Associates Co. Ltd and a member of the MPRL E&P Group of Companies. It is the first privately owned Myanmar company to conduct business as a service contractor in the oil & gas sector of Myanmar since 1989. Since its foundation, M&AOSB has proven itself to be a leading service provider and a specialist service contractor for a broad range of services specifically tailored for international oil companies and their main contractors operating in Myanmar. M&AOSB is developing a worldclass offshore supply base in Nga Yoke Kaung.