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Locals in Thailand and Myanmar pray for Salween River to always run free

15 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Mae Hong Son (The Nation) - EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river's ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest THE LIVES of people living along the Salween River still face the risk of being adversely impacted by develo...
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Yangon’s ‘new city’ plan raises a billion-dollar question

 With the New Yangon City project, the government needs to learn the lessons of Myitsone and Kyaukphyu. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 12, the Chinese embassy in Yangon issued a statement that mentioned the US$.3.6 billion Myitsone dam project, suspended by the government since 2011,...
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Governing the Ayeyarwady

It's time that the nation's most important single natural resource benefitted from a dedicated management authority.   By JOERN KRISTENSEN | FRONTIER 06 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - THE CONTINUING conundrum over Myitsone, concern among farmers over river bank erosion in the dry zone an...
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Dams help in socio-economic development

20 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - As civilizations developed, there was a greater need for water supply, irrigation, flood control, navigation, water quality, sediment control and energy. A serious challenge to climatic adaptation is represented by struggling with irregular and unreliable freshwater sup...
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Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

11 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - The crack at a dam in Myanmar's Bago region poses no risk to public safety following several earthquakes that jolted Paukkaung, Bago region last year, Xinhua reported quoting an initial assessment of the Myanmar Dams National Committee. The crack at the earthen embankme...
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Govt announces ‘project bank’ to get Myanmar building

31 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government has announced the launch of an online "project bank" which will change the way infrastructure programmes are planned, determined and funded. Speaking at the Invest Myanmar Summit in the capital city, deputy finance minister U Set Aung said the proje...
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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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