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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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‘Our land is collapsing around us’: Ayeyarwady at risk from rampant sand mining

Irresponsible sand mining in the Ayeyarwady River is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation's rice bowl. ​ By HEIN KO SOE and CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 16, about 250 residents of Thet Thit Kyun village tract in Bago Region sailed in...
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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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Room-for-the-Rivers

Dutch Experts Share Innovative Ideas amidst Myanmar Future Generation.

Representatives of Dutch Water Sector, Silke Nauta explained the technology of WaveDroid and Flore Bijker from Infram about "Room for the Rivers" to Myanmar undergraduate and postgraduate students at University of Yangon. So then, I asked two questions what the Wavedroid is, why Room ...
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River sand extraction has adverse impacts on the rivers: WWF

​8 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  According to the report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the first week of September, the extraction of sand from rivers for construction industries has adverse impacts. More importantly for the Ayeyarwady River, the construction sector is a driver for th...
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Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

​ ​21 May 18 -  The Star High Asia Pacific Company had been given a five-year green light to begin mega dredging project in Yangon River, says Myanma Port Authority. While vessels requiring nine meters depth of water were allowed to pass through the Yangon River, most vessels had to wait for th...
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Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​ To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government ...
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Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018 ​ Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management. The agency noted that bank erosions on major ...
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Dokhtawady River resorts still waiting for expansion plan OK

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018  Many small resorts on the Dokhtawady River in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are still waiting for approval of plans to expand into surrounding farmland, said officials of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Dredging Course Participant List

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High-Level dinner and Myanmar Netherlands Water Challenge (L’Opera)

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Dredging and Reclamation Course 19 January (Inya Lake)

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Dredging and Reclamation Course 15 January (Inya Lake)

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Summary of Dredging and Reclamation Course

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