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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 and...
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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 | FRONTIERON JANUARY 16, about 250 residents of Thet Thit Kyun village tract in Bago Region sailed in wo...
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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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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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Wildlife Conservation Intern - WWF Myanmar

​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 the ...
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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 the ...
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About 20 huts in Hpakant swept along with torrential rain

Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 with...
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Fish resource declines in Ye due to poison fishing

Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 rive...
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Startup challenge for youth

Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 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 Co...
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Proper Water and Land Management Scheme could help to get water effectively in Central Dry Zone

Proper Water and Land Management Scheme could help to get water effectively in Central Dry Zone

This is the dredging course participant list. Dredging and Reclamation Course was made from 15 Jan to 19 Jan - an 5-day intensive training program.     Download PDF File Here
Comprehensive plan necessary for Yangon’s sustainable redevelopment

Comprehensive plan necessary for Yangon’s sustainable redevelopment

As a part of the training course, every participant joined the dinner party at L'Opera on 18 January. Everyone enjoyed the evening enormously, met senior people from their companies, and talked the hind legs off a donkey about their expertise, works and current training course. The ambassador of the...
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Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar

On 19 January 2018, Piet Filet made a presentation of Flood Community of Practice to 33 Myanmar participants and subsequently, the water agency made knowledge sharing session in the afternoon. An intense week long course was provided by a team of three Dutch colleagues from Boskalis and Van Oor...
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A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

On 15 January 2018, Dredging and Reclamation course was introduced to 33 Water Professionals in Myanmar. The ambassador of the Kingdoms of Netherlands gave opening speech. After group photo taken with all 33 participants and Marcel van den Heuvel, Robert Dijkema from Van Oord and Pieter den Ridder f...
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National Disaster Management Committee sends aid to flood-stricken areas in Mon, Kayin states

National Disaster Management Committee sends aid to flood-stricken areas in Mon, Kayin states

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