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Ayeyawady river water level falls from over 1,000cm at Mandalay harbour

27 June 18 - The level of the Ayeyawady River at Mandalay harbour has declined slightly after a rapid rise during the monsoon, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. The water level reached 1,034cm on 24 June. On the morning of 26 June, the level was at 992cm, down 42cm ...
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Project to boost conservation

​26 June 18 - The Mekong River Commission and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong aimed at improving management and environmental conservation of the area.The study was launched last Friday ...
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Myanmar: Geologic History Of Ayeyawady River Delta Mapped For First Time

​14 June 18 - The Ayeyawady River delta in Myanmar is home to millions of people, and is a hub of agricultural activity. Unlike other large rivers across the world, however, the Ayeyawady has been relatively untouched by large infrastructure and dam projects for the past 50 years, and its geolo...
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Riverbank erosion causes emergency move of households in Pyi

​12 June 18 - Due to riverbank erosion in Zalon village,Pyi Township west of Bago Region, three households had to move quickly and 20 more may have to relocated soon, according to the locals. There has been strong overflowing of creeks in Zalon village due to heavy rain on June 9th leaving...
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Authorities help to relocate families in Balaba village

​11 June 18 - Authorities are helping to relocate families living in Balaba village, Yaysagyo Township as soil erosion in Ayeyawady riverbank near the village is much worse in second week of June, sources from local said.The village monastery, which used to be far away from the riverbank, is no...
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Mandalay port development project to begin by end of year

​4 June 18 - Construction of the Mandalay port development project aimed at developing waterway trading in Mandalay Region will begin at the end of this year, said an official from the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.The US$38 million project is being conducted i...
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The Ayeyarwady River And The Economy Of Myanmar

This document attempts to identify different ways that the Ayeyarwady River is important to both Myanmar's economy and society. It also aims to highlight the importance of balanced development that will ensure the naturally functioning systems within the river continue to support growth and developm...
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Wrap up of Myanmar Community of Practice

28 May 18 - The Water Agency has launched the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP), collaborated with YCDC engineering department of water and sanitation on 24 May 2018. Over 50 participants from various organization, including YCDC, MWP, NEPS, MMU, WWF, Wateraid and My...
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Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

24 May 18 - Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia.The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and oth...
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Ministry sets aside K48M for Ayeyarwady conservation

24 May 18 - ​The Ministry of Transport and Communications has appropriated K47.77 million (US$35349) for the conservation of the Ayeyarwady River, said Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo.The appropriated amount will be used within three years at each priority stage from the 2018-19 fiscal year to the 2...
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Ayeyarwady River and Myanmar Economy

​24 May 18 - Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is both unique and special. It is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in Southeast Asia. There is just one other river with this title, the Thanlwin or Salween River, which also traverses Myanmar's undulating landscapes.Although the river is "free...
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10 Things You Should Know About Myanmar's Strategic Environmental Assessment

​22 May 2018 - This week, IFC released the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hydropower Sector Final Report for stakeholders to review and provide their concluding feedback. Circulated among a diverse pool of individuals — from non-governmental and civil society organizations to m...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar – Final Report

With support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government, the Government of Myanmar (GoM) – through a partnership between the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) – conduc...
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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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Environmentalists dissatisfied with water management study

​16 May 18 - Environmentalists and non government groups were dissatisfied with the results of water management and environmental impact assessment (EIA) performance project in the country's waterways.A three-year project was conducted from June 2015 to May 2018 by the Natural Resource and Envi...
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