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Shan people oppose IFC’s study promoting dams in Namtu river: NGO

16 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan people are opposing a study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, because it promotes the building of dams on the Namtu River, according to Action for Shan State Rivers, a local non-governmental organization. Ci...
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Ministry urges farmers to save water

10 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has urged farmers to use water more efficiently as there is less water behind the country's more than 300 reservoirs and dams despite the current rainy season. The monsoon, which started in late May, is due to ...
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Dam safety monitoring devices installed

27 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Work to install measuring and monitoring devices for dams during the monsoon season has been carried out, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw. "Work such as adding cement and mortar to reduce leaking from the channels of spillways and str...
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Tanintharyi dam project draws local ire

15 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Indigenous people called for a large dam project to be halted on the Tanintharyi River, based on the findings of two reports released by local people on Friday. The devastating impact that a proposed 1040-megawatt dam would have on the river and the communities al...
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New report: Proposed Myanmar dam could displace thousands

Some worry that despite financial and social costs, much of the electricity proposed dam will generate will be exported.​ 14 Aug 19 - Source: Al Jazeera - Myanmar government officials claim a hydroelectricity project along the Tanintharyi River could significantly benefit the Southeast Asian nation....
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Water outflow from spillway at Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam, no cause for alarm yet

29 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, overflowed 2.1 feet above its 340 feet mark yesterday morning and officials put up green flags to notify local residents of the emergency level 1 situation, according to the local irrigation an...
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Public infrastructural projects in Bago Region

21 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A new bridge crossing the Shwegyin Creek in Shwegyin Township, Bago Region has been completed recently. Construction of the bridge commenced in the first week of December last year. The bridge was built with Ks. 7 billion funds for the fiscal year 2...
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China-led port project inches ahead in Myanmar

​CITIC-led consortium this month started legally required impact assessments but the controversial $1.3 billion mega-project is still far from a done deal ​ By Thompson Chau , Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme und...
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Electricity demand tops projections, dams unable to keep up: ministry

18 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Electricity and Energy says the demand for electricity this year is expected to be higher than projected. "Demand, whether because of higher-than-expected usage or lower-than-expected power generation, is likely to exceed supply as a result of the...
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News Snapshots: Industry & Economic Development in Myanmar

Industry & Economic Development Theme - June Report This snapshot aims to present an overview of what is recently happening in in Myanmar, covering the information about key players in the sectors, main investors, events, national and regional news. It includes - Overview of Industry and Economi...
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Inter-village bridge commissioned in Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region

3 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Yantola, a bridge for inter village transport, was commissioned yesterday morning in Kyeyoe village-tract, Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region. Built with the funds of the National Disaster Management Committee, the bridge was put into service by Union M...
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Htantabin Industrial Zone project to be implemented in Sept-end

29 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Yangon Region government is planning to develop industrial zones in 10 townships, and the Htantabin Industrial Zone project will be implemented on 2,200 acres of land in Htantabin Township in the northern district of Yangon, where Hline, Kokkowa,...
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Seminar on Knowledge Sharing for Better Dams held in Yangon

27 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanmar National Commission on Large Dams (MNCLD) held the Seminar on Knowledge Sharing for Better Dams in Yangon yesterday. In his address, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said, "The International Commission on L...
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The Standoff Over the Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar: Advantage China

Introduction—China's Stalled Dam Project in Myanmar On January 12th, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Myanmar issued a statement warning Myanmar that if it failed to resolve the dispute over the stalled Myitsone Hydropower Dam project in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, "con...
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Waingmaw residents call for end of Myitsone Dam project

23 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Thousands of people in Waingmaw township in Kachin State protested against the resumption of the stalled Myitsone Dam project on Monday. The protesters said they would prefer the state to be underdeveloped rather than to see the project resume because they said it...
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