A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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Updated version Wastewater Assessment tool - Water Risk Filter 5.0 spread among Myanmar Water Sector

​ On the 26 th of November, WWF Myanmar invited government organization, private companies for the introduction of the new updated version (5.0 Version) of Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment. Felipe Coelho Costa, the technical leader from WWF Germany, explained the tool,...
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The way that German water experts can help the Myanmar Water Sector

​ Myanmar is a huge market for water and wastewater sector among Southeast Asian region. Additionally, Myanmar is facing the challenge of waste water treatment in industrial sector but also technical training for the future generation. "One of the key challenges that registered industries are facing...
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Improvement of Waste Water in Mandalay City

Daw Khin May Htay gave a presentation on the 'Improvement of Waste Water in Mandalay City'. In her role as Project Director of the Mandalay Urban Service Improvement Project Khin May Htay spoke about waste water treatment specifically in the context of Mandalay. Aim in the project was to prevent the...
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Existing Yangon City Development Committee Wastewater Treatment Plant And Future Plan

This presentation is presented by Daw Khin Aye Myint, Executive Engineer, Engineering Department of Water & Sanitaiton, YCDC on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge Grand Final.  She explained the current situation of wastewater treatment system and plant and additionally, shared her ...
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German firms eye Myanmar’s water sector

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -   German companies will be travelling to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay to explore Myanmar's market focusing on water and wastewater infrastructure and a conference on the topic is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)...
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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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