Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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Bridge project stirs property prices in Dala

07 Jan 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Property prices in Dala Township are rising after construction of a bridge linking Dala to downtown Yangon was finally given the green light on December 24, 2018 after six years of deliberation. Expected to be completed in three and a half years, the US$138 millio...
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New Thanlyin bridge project gets go-ahead

04 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The acceptance of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which will be used for the construction of a second bridge across the Bago River connecting Thanlyin and Yangon has been approved, said a Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Lwin Ko Latt. The first in...
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Dala Bridge expected to be completed in 2021

31 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Construction of the Dala Bridge, also known as the Myanmar – Korea Friendship Bridge, that will connect Yangon City and Dala Township, has finally been given the green light, according to the Ministry of Construction and the Yangon Regional Government. The Ministr...
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State Counsellor launches Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) project

​25 Dec 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ground breaking ceremony to launch construction of the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge in Dala, Yangon Region yesterday. At the ceremony, the State Counsellor pressed a button to drive a pile to...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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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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Life of U Bein Bridge told by itself

​ It is such a lovely evening that I can't stay indoor so I just walk on the U Bein bridge. The bridge is as crowded as usual however I find a spot to enjoy sunset. The sound of water ripples, fainted chit-chat sounds from other visitors and the sunset harmoniously make me amazed and drifted in the ...
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Another ferry boat to reinforce Wahdan-Dala trip schedule

​25 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - Another ferry boat owned by the Inland Water Transport department will be entering the regular Wahdan-Dala trip scheduled starting on October 1. For the smooth flow of commodity and easy transport for passengers, yet another boat will add to the Wahdan-Dala tr...
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Villagers flee after embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowers

​18 Sept 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  People in some villages below Bwatgyi Dam fled their houses as the embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowered again on the evening of September 16. In early September, the embankment of Bwatgyi Dam, located in Aunglan Township in Thayet District in Magway Region, sunk low...
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Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge to begin construction in December

​18 Sept 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge marking friendship between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will begin its construction in December, said a source from the Ministry of Construction.  The main bridge structure of Yangon-Dala ha...
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Four dead, three missing after Myanmar dam overflow

​1 Sep 18  - Mizzima  -  Floods from a dam breach in Central Myanmar has left four people dead and three missing, a ministry official confirmed Friday, the first casualties reported two days after a portion of the levee collapsed from heavy monsoon rains. The deceased were three men a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

​31 Aug 18 - SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) - As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns...
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Authorities allow Yangon-Bagan trains to resume operations

​31 Aug 18 - Eleven Myanmar  -  Transport authorities had allowed Yangon-Bagan train schedules to restart after flooding occurred on August 29, which prevented the trains from operating.  The trains will begin running again starting from August 30. But the trains running on Yangon-Man...
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