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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 pa...

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] 

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Water in the city is mainly focused on infrastructure development, urban design and transportation framework which include as a major factor in developing Yangon. Moreover, urbanization become more an...

Water in the city is mainly focused on infrastructure development, urban design and transportation framework which include as a major factor in developing Yangon. Moreover, urbanization become more and more complex and manifold, these four main topics are particularly spotlights of water-related development: 

River Transport

As the chaotic traffic in the city worsens every day and commuters are forced to waste valuable time in transit, Yangon is calling for “River Transport” which could save time and also can lead to lower air pollution. To help reduce transportation time and traffic jams, it is critical for authorities to make better use of the city’s waterways. Navigation channels are needed to be upgraded not only for transporting commuters but also for transporting goods. If the waterways can take more container transport, this could help alleviate traffic in downtown Yangon, where heavy trucks ship containers in and out of the city throughout the day.

Flood

Heavy monsoon rain causes serious flooding in Yangon every rainy season. People in Yangon also suffer floods caused by the inadequate drainage system. Floods caused by heavy rains block the road networks, resulting in the traffic jams. People have to use main roads as there are no platforms to walk. Roads in Yangon are also in need of maintenance. The height of roads in Yangon grows higher due to the resurfacing of damaged roads. Water flows into the houses when there are heavy rains. The government needs to effectively deal with this problem by laying down a master plan to use a large sum of money on the drainage system and roads and bridges.

City Design

Yangon is suffering flooding every monsoon due to climate change and increased urban development. It is essential to design Yangon as a flood-proof city and give space for water to live in. As there are some unused and empty spaces in Yangon, they can be revitalized as rainwater reservoirs and even as water parks which serve as recreation spot. Construction of rooftop gardens and permeable roads that store runoff will also reduce the amount of rainwater runoff. But the vision of flood-resilient Yangon can only be achieved when there is coordination among stakeholders, governments, and citizens.

Ecosystem Services

Current projections of rapid expansion of urban areas present fundamental challenges to design more livable, healthy and resilient Yangon. Integrating ecosystem services including green spaces such as parks, urban forests, vacant lots, gardens and blue spaces like streams, lakes, ponds, artificial swales, and storm water retention ponds into urban development would be a ‘no-regret’ investment for Yangon. The cooling effect of trees from urban parks may contribute significantly to reduce the rising temperatures of the city in summer. And also the ponds and reservoirs will collect rainwater and prevent flooding during the time of heavy rains.

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The Mandalay City Development Committee is the administrative body of Mandalay which has wide-ranging responsibilities, including city planning, land administration, tax collection, and urban developm...

The Mandalay City Development Committee is the administrative body of Mandalay which has wide-ranging responsibilities, including city planning, land administration, tax collection, and urban development. MCDC raises its own revenues through tax collection, fees, licenses and property development.

Projects are being carried out in all sectors with the three objectives;

  • to make the city clean
  • to keep the city beautiful
  • to enable the city dwellers to enjoy a pleasant life

These objectives are being implemented by the following 14 departments of MCDC.

(1) Administration Department

(2)Motor Transport & Workshop Department

(3)Market and Slaughter House Department

(4)Finance Department

(5) Revenue Department

(6)Cleansing Department

(7)Playgrounds, Parks and Gardens Department

(8)Building and Central Stores Department

(9)Roads and Bridges Department

(10)Water and Sanitation Department

(11)Urban Planning and Land Administration Department

(12)Public Relations and Information Department

(13)Inspection Department

(14)Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Department

 

 

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The YCDC is mainly responsible for the city’s waster management, water supply, sanitation and environmental regulations. Engineering department of water and sanitation has its function which is the pe...

The YCDC is mainly responsible for the city’s waster management, water supply, sanitation and environmental regulations. Engineering department of water and sanitation has its function which is the permission of Water Piping such as Temporary Water Connection Permission, Final Water Connection Permission, Multiple Water Connection Permission, etc. and its necessary Papers to apply the water connection permission.

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The committee will draw up and implement an integrated water management system, and develop a national integrated water management strategy, a national water resources policy, a water framework direct...

The committee will draw up and implement an integrated water management system, and develop a national integrated water management strategy, a national water resources policy, a water framework directive and a water law. It is seek ways to earn revenue by utilizing water resources, set up a water resources decision support system and databank, promote international collaboration on water sectors and establish a water resources trust fund.

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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 s...

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.

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Waterways Department was organized and founded in 1972 by combining the Dredging and River Conservancy sections of Department of Marine Administration, Ministry of Transport and Communication and part...

Waterways Department was organized and founded in 1972 by combining the Dredging and River Conservancy sections of Department of Marine Administration, Ministry of Transport and Communication and parts of Hydrographic Surveying section of Port Corporation, Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In 1999, the Department was extended and reorganized as the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.

As the part of cooperation between Myanmar and the Netherland according to the MoU for cooperation in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management signed in May 2013, the second Joint Steering Committee (JSC) between Myanmar and Netherlands was held and Multiannual Working Plan was signed on 17th November 2014 at DWIR office in Yangon, Myanmar. Mr. Peter Heij, NL Competent Authority of the MoU, Director General of the Directorate for Spatial Development and Water Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, handed over the Executive Summary of Myanmar Integrated Water Resources Management Strategic Study “From Vision to Acction” to U Htun Lwin Oo, Myanmar Competent Authority of the MoU, Secretary of National Water Resources Committee - NWRC, Director General of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems, Ministry of Transport.

Element of the Working Programme identified for the cooperation between Myanmar and the Netherlands are -

  1. IWRM data collection, information and modelling activities;
  2. Capacity building (Universities and training facilities);
  3. Knowledge transfer and advice by High Level Expert Team IWRM;
  4. Strategic study on implementation of IWRM and follow-up activities in Myanmar;
  5. From identification of possibilities for concrete projects “no regret” to ‘learning by doing projects’.
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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 exper...

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.

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IWUMD is a governmental organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). Main responsibility of IWUMD is sustainable operation and maintenance of (Irrigation) water ma...

IWUMD is a governmental organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). Main responsibility of IWUMD is sustainable operation and maintenance of (Irrigation) water management. Another responsibility of IWUMD is operation and maintenance of flood protection embankments and polders system all over the country. IWUMD operates, maintains and manages 581 irrigation facilities and 479 flood protection and drainage facilities in the country. IWUMD has been actively engaged in water development planning and the furtherance of irrigation for food security.

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The Water Agency is a network orchestrator for the international water sector. We build and develop networks of water professionals around the world. Activating these networks, we create unique value ...

The Water Agency is a network orchestrator for the international water sector. We build and develop networks of water professionals around the world. Activating these networks, we create unique value by connecting people and organisations, facilitating knowledge exchange and driving co-creation and innovation among the members.


Our clients are private companies, government agencies and knowledge institutions. Building on our networks, we work with them to create tailored roadmaps that are designed to maximize the impact of their investment: Impact by Design.

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In Myanmar, KOICA specifically focuses on: Agricultural and Rural Development, Industrial Development, Economic Governance, Administrative Governance, Human Resources Development. (KOICA) has signed w...

In Myanmar, KOICA specifically focuses on: Agricultural and Rural Development, Industrial Development, Economic Governance, Administrative Governance, Human Resources Development. (KOICA) has signed with the Ministry of Construction for several ambitious projects – including master plans for the north and south of Yangon and designing a national road network. KOICA will also draw up the plan for Dala township, to the south of the Yangon River.

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JICA is working to meet the needs for infrastructure to promote economic development, as well as implement an economic reform program as assistance to reform the economy through capacity development. ...

JICA is working to meet the needs for infrastructure to promote economic development, as well as implement an economic reform program as assistance to reform the economy through capacity development. JICA is also planning to provide cooperation for urban development in Yangon, along with port and transportation network infrastructure, as support that will lead to economic growth.

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The New Yangon Development Company Limited (NYDC) is an entity incorporated under the Special Companies Act and was established to undertake the development of the New Yangon City. NYDC is 100% owned...

The New Yangon Development Company Limited (NYDC) is an entity incorporated under the Special Companies Act and was established to undertake the development of the New Yangon City.

NYDC is 100% owned by the Yangon Regional Government and tasked to develop 20,000 acres of land west of central Yangon across from Kyeemyindaing as a Phase I into an urban industrial district that will initiate creation of 2 million jobs.

The vision of New Yangon City is to be a safe, smart and clean city that will serve as an example of efficiency, integrity and accountability.

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Van Oord operates around the world as a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), offering innovative solutions to marine challenges. The co...

Van Oord operates around the world as a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), offering innovative solutions to marine challenges. The company operates worldwide in more than fifty countries. Van Oord is a family-owned company with a long marine engineering history going back more than 100 years. Our employees are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about water and technology.

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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 ma...

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.

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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 por...

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.

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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 Fores...

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.

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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. ...

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. 

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The goal is to transform the University of Yangon as the one of the excellent academic institution, where people can learn world class education. The goal will bring beneficial for the future generati...

The goal is to transform the University of Yangon as the one of the excellent academic institution, where people can learn world class education. The goal will bring beneficial for the future generation and national interest of the state. It is a long and delicate process. During the process, financial, technical and human resources will be essential to realize the goal.


The resources can be realized through voluntary contribution, international cooperation and donation. The most important source is its greatest asset- alumni .It is believed that old graduates of the University of Yangon are willing to see the golden image of their university again and want to be proud of its bright future. It is true that they are the most powerful resource of necessary contribution for renovating and upgrading University of Yangon.

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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 environment...

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.

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