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Japanese firms offer to improve Yangon’s water infrastructure

20 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Some 22 Japanese companies are to meet with Myanmar companies to explore possible partnerships in the operation and maintenance of the economic capital's water system. The companies will come to Yangon on a public-private partnership mission this month as part of ...
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Consortium awarded funding to undertake Climate Adaptation Project in Thaketa

A consortium of eight companies and organisations has been awarded financial support from the prestigious Partners for Water innovation fund of the Dutch government to undertake a two-year climate adaptation pilot project in the township of Thaketa (Yangon). ​ The multidisciplinary consortium consis...
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Basic Water Environment Management and EIA System in Myanmar

The water quality survey targeting the Hlaing River basin and the Doke Hta Waddy River basin was conducted as one of activities of the Project for Capacity Development in Basic Water Environment Management and EIA System. This report summarizes the water quality survey results which are to be utiliz...
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Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups

27 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Residents of Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said U Maung Maung Oo, leader of the Natural Green Alliance. The city said it would build ...
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PIB UWLY Consortium hosts Scoping Workshop to develop water interventions for Thaketa township

Source: The Water AgencyDate: June 21st, 2019From June 10-14, 2019, a workshop 'Scoping the interventions for Thaketa township' was organized in Yangon as part of the Urban Water track of the Partners in Business: Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon (PIB UWLY) program. Previously a successful...
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The hunger haunting the nation’s rice bowl

​A depletion in the variety of local food sources, stubborn poverty rates and stretched health services are driving high rates of malnutrition in the Ayeyarwady delta.By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIERThe crowd at the jetty in the Ayeyarwady Region town of Thabaung waited patiently for the boats that woul...
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The Amarapura Project - Improving Water Service in Mandalay City

We did an interview with Thibaut Le Loc'h, the coordinator of the Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management program in Myanmar from GRET, a France-based INGO, where we learnt more about his efforts and thoughts on improving water service in Mandalay City through the Amarapura Water and Sanitation...
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The-Ghyben-Herberg-Principle

ေျမေအာက္ေရေအာင္းလြာထဲသို႔ေရငန္တိုး၀င္ျခင္းႏွင့္မဟာရန္ကုန္ - အပိုင္း ၃

ေရခ်ိဳ၊ေရငန္ အမ်ိဳးအစား၊အဆင့္ခြဲျခားျခင္း (Grading of Fresh water Salt water) ေရခိ်ဳေရငန္အမိ်ဳးအစားမ်ားကို ဇလဘူမိေဗဒဆိုင္ရာနည္းပညာမ်ားအရ၊ေရတြင္ေပ်ာ္၀င္ေနေသာဓါတ္ပစၥည္း(ဓါတ္ဆား)စုစုေပါင္းေပ်ာ္၀င္မွဳ့ပမာဏ (Total Dissolved Solid / TDS) ဆားဓါတ္ပါ၀င္မွဳ့အနဲအမ်ား ႏွင့္ကလိုရုိက္ေပ်ာ္၀င္မွဳ့အနဲအမ်ားအလိုက္(၄)...
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Improving water and sanitation services in Mandalay City (Myanmar)

​Start Date  ​​End Date  ​​Budget  ​​Funding ​01/12/2016​ ​22/12/2019 ​ ​2500000 € ​ ​AFD, Agence française de développement (AFD) ​ The project aims at providing access to water to 2,000 households of Mandalay City (Amarapura Township) and at implementing incentive measures for house...
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Water of Life

24 May 19 - Source: Myanmar TImes - Thingyan, the well-known and loved festival to celebrate the Burmese New Year, consists of dousing fellow celebrators with water to cleanse them of the bad deeds of the previous year in order to make a fresh start. Whilst living in temperatures consistently over 3...
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Rural wells running dry, villagers seek aid

30 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - For the past two months Myanmar's countryside has been sizzling hot, with daytime temperatures averaging 40 degrees Celsius and above. Wells and lakes have dried up, as have streams, which are the traditional source of water for tens of thousands of villagers. The...
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Salt-Intrusion-1

ေျမေအာက္ေရေအာင္းလြာထဲသို႔ေရငန္တိုး၀င္ျခင္းႏွင့္မဟာရန္ကုန္ - အပိုင္း ၂

ေရငန္ (Salt water)၊ လူ၊က်ြဲနြား၊တရိစာၦန္တို႔ မေသာက္သံုးႏွိင္ေသာေရ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ေရွ့ေျပးစမ္းသပ္နည္းမွာ ထိုေရကိုလွ်ာျဖင့္ အနဲငယ္တို႔ၾကည့္ပါက လက္ဖခံႏ်ိင္ေလာက္သည့္ ငံေသာအရသာကို ရေပါမည္။ အဘယ္ေၾကာင့္ ဆိုေသာ္ ပင္လယ္ေရ၊ ဆားငန္ေရတြင္ေပ်ာ္၀င္ေနေသာဓါတ္ဆားပမာဏသည္ လူသတၱ၀ါတို႔၏  ေသြးထဲတြင္ရိွသည့္ ဓါတ္ဆားပမာဏ ထ...
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Saline-Salt-Intrusion

ေျမေအာက္ေရေအာင္းလြာထဲသို႔ေရငန္တိုး၀င္ျခင္းႏွင့္မဟာရန္ကုန္ - အပိုင္း ၁

စကားဦး။ ရန္ကုန္ျမိ့ဳတြ င္လြတ္လပ္ေရး မရမွီေခတ္ကာလကစ၍ ေျမေအာက္ေ ရကိုသံုးစြဲလာခဲ့သည္မွာ ယေန႔ထိျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယေန႔ေခတ္ အခ်ိန္ကာလမ်ားတြင္ မဟာရန္ကုန္၊ တိုးခ်ဲ႔ျမိ့ဳသစ္မ်ားသည္ ေျမေအာက္ေရကို ရာ ႏႈွန္းျပည့္နီးပါး မွီခိုအားထား ေနရပါသည္။ ဆက္လက္၍ လည္းသံုးစြဲ ေနရဦးမည္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ အတြင္း ပင္လယ္ႏွင္ ့နီ...
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Efforts to curb illegal bottling of water

27 March 2019 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government will take action against people and businesses bottling water improperly for sales to the public in Yangon, says U Ye Htut Oo, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association. It is difficult to control the prices of bottled across...
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‘Safe drinking water key to country’s growth’

According to WaterAid, a clean-water non-profit NGO, diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills almost 800 children a day around the world. 25 Mar 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) urgently need to be prioritised globally as one third of the global hea...
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