Capacity Building of Urban Services' Managers in Myanmar

​Major Cities of Myanmar face great challenges to deliver high quality basic services to their citizens while urbanization is at an early but growing stage. While this urbanization process is closely linked to economic development, its effects on health can be contradictory. The urbanization of Myan...
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Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scoping Study

Donor/Partner : Australian Water Partnership (AWP) | Duration : 2017-2018 | Location : Myanmar About: The Ayeyarwady River and its basin is home to some 70% of Myanmar's population. Rapid economic development in recent years has led to increasing demand for water for irrigation, industrial purposes ...
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Country Update Myanmar 2018-12

​This Country Update summarizes some recent development in a number of sub-sectors in or are relevant to the water sector in Myanmar. Urban Development  Water Supply Water Technology Port Development & Inland Waterways And in the end, upcoming events in 2019 are shown. For further enquiries...
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Exciting Week with Professor Tiedo Vellinga from TU Delft in Yangon

Start the Week at Myanmar Maritime University  Prof Tiedo Vellinga was in Myanmar for a week of 25 th to 28 th February. He started the week at Myanmar Maritime University to support the capacity building and improvement of curricula of Port and Harbour Engineering Department. He has done the l...
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A different view on the Royal Lake – uncovering the ecosystem services of the Kandawgyi Lake area

Early Sunday morning, 8.30am – the first persons are arriving. We are gathering for the very first study tour of 2019: a walking tour exploring the surroundings of Kandawgyi Lake. ​ A group of 25 participants of different backgrounds joined us to learn more about the role and the ecosystem of the la...
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Yangon in 2019 – A Water Wise City - Community of Practices Workshop

To understand the water management efforts planned for 2019, this community of practice (CoP) workshop explored prospective water management activity in the Yangon and its region through the collaborative opportunities between various water professionals. At this workshop on January 23, Dr Piet File...
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Myanmar Transport Sector Policy Note - River Transport (2016)

This report proposes that the government should make improving the Yangon to Mandalay navigation channel and terminals a major initiative. The World Bank, in cooperation with the Government of the Netherlands, is already providing assistance and financing, but resources made available in the range o...
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Status and Future Plan for National Logistics Master Plan

Overview about Myanmar Logistics sector, potential and ongoing projects for logistics facilities, roads, railways, inland water transport and port development, presented by Mr Htike Htike, Deputy Director of Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar.   Download PDF File Here

Myanmar's National Transport Master Plan - A New Direction

This document was presented by Juniji Shibata, P.E Japan, Oriental Consultants Co. Ltd. , describing  MYT-Plan objectives Transport vision, policy, strategy and actions Corridor-based transport infrastructure development Financing Feasibility studies Appendix   Download PDF File Here

What is a CoP?

One of the key activities of The Water Agency is to organise Community of Practice sessions, 'CoP' in short. But what is a CoP – and what do we do during these sessions? In Myanmar we organise CoP sessions on a regular basis. Previously we hosted sessions on: Water in the City ( link ) Dredging and ...
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Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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Piloting river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin, experiences and recommendations

The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles f...
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Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar

​The aim of the study has been to give important and improved knowledge about aquatic macrophytes and phytoplankton biodiversity in the Indawgyi Lake. The survey took place in September 2017 and included physical measurements, water chemistry, phytoplankton, and aquatic macrophytes.   Download ...
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Assessing ecological status in Inlay Lake - Integrated Water Resources Management in Myanmar

​The report is one of the deliverables of the project Integrated water resources management – Institutional building and training. The main purpose of the report has been to achieve improved knowledge about aquatic biodiversity and water chemistry in Inlay Lake, and to give an example for assessing ...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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