In the Spotlight: 5 organisations pitch about their activities in Myanmar

On this year's edition of MyanmarWater2018 the Myanmar Water Portal team walked around with a camera, putting exhibitors in the spotlight. We asked organisations to pitch their activities or operations in ​1 minute, explaining about: Company Profile Portfolio / Showcase Ongoing project in Myanmar We...
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Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

​Source -The Third Poles - Local communities in the remote region rely on the river and its biodiversity for their food, fuel and livelihoods, resources that are increasingly under threat. The Chindwin Basin is rich in biodiversity, with almost 47% still under forest cover. Originating in the l...
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White foams from wastewater not harmful to public: MCDC

​17 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MANDALAY- The white foams from wastewater directly being dumped into the Ayeyawady River, around Mayangyan jetty, Mandalay, isn't harmful to the public, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).  The MCDC also reported that the level of Bio...
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Wastewater Story - Industrial Business

​ Water problems could be categorized as too much water, too little water or too dirty in our perpetual daily routes. This time, my motive to continue the water journey in Yangon urges me to write about so-called "too dirty" theme in Yangon. I interviewed with U Sein Thaung Oo, vice-president of Mya...
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The Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment

​ When I attended 4 th Water Stewardship meeting organized by WWF Myanmar, I found out an incredible free online tool. You do not need to be a water expert to use it. It is designed to be easy to apply by non-water experts to assess both basin and operational water risk for industry. That's made me ...
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The New Yangon City Project: An Urban Planner’s View

​16 July 18 -  In 1988, Yangon measured about 80 sq. miles (around 207 sq. km). The city has grown in the three decades since then and now covers more than 300 sq. miles (777 sq. km). The author of this article has been in the urban planning field for around 50 years and has never come across a...
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Tha Bar Wa - A sustainable future for industry

This report is published by  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC).  Tha Bar Wa is a four-year project funded by the European Union (EU) under t...
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Environmentalists wage war against plastic trash

4 June 18 - An estimated 200 tonnes of plastic waste is being dumped in the country's waterways every day, causing serious harm to the environment, environmentalists warned. Friedor Jeske, an expert in solid waste management with long experience in Myanmar, said the amount of plastic waste in t...
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Cleaner production project for food and beverages to be launched

​31 May 18 -  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), are launching Tha Bar Wa, a cleaner production project for the food and beverage (F&B) industry i...
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Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

​ 24 Apr 18 -  Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Gover...
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Myanmar Waste Scoping Mission Report

This document  was created by an Expert Team carried out a scoping mission in the period 13-24 March 2017. The focus was on Yangon, Meiktila and Mandalay. The mission concluded with a seminar on waste management in Myanmar and opportunities for cooperation, with a participation of alm...
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PLASTIC POLLUTION: WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Source: mitv Date: 9 February, 2018 ​ In order to improve waste management in the community, the Yangon Region Government is conducting waste management practices in cooperation with international organizations and stakeholders for a community awareness campaign and practices. It is very less in the...
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Mandalay tightens up on factory waste disposal

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 1 February, 2018  ​ The Mandalay regional government will penalise manufacturers that fail to draft and implement environment management plans (EMP) within a year, officials said. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation on January 10 issued...
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Myanwater 2017 serving as platform to grow wastewater management in Myanmar

  One of the biggest international water & wastewater exhibition which presents water solutions for the industry development, Myanwater 2017 was held at MEP Mindama, Yangon on 23-25 November. The trade show also serves as a professional environment for showcase of current developments and i...
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Yangon factories told to treat water or else

Source: mmtimes, 23th October 2017 The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region's 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater t...
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