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NST Leader: A game of rivers and dams

05 July 2020 - Source: New Straits Times - THE Earth came with no borders. Rivers do not recognise them. To them, the Earth is one undivided planet. It is we — nations of men — who have divided the planet into this and that land. Blame it on the Treaty Of Westphalia of 1648. which brought us th...
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Govt seeks parliamentary approval for additional Dala Bridge loan

27 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times The Ministry of Construction last week submitted a proposal to Parliament for an additional US$20 million loan from South Korea for the construction of the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge, or Dala Bridge. The loan, which will be drawn from Korea's Economic Develop...
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Construction of Dala Bridge to continue despite COVID-19

​22 APR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Dala Bridge project will continue despite the spread of COVID-19, according to the Bridge and Road Department under the Ministry of Construction. "Construction of Dala Bridge project will not stop. We didn't stop during Thingyan too," said chief e...
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Sagaing works to conserve Tha Phan Seik Dam water

02 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Sagaing Regional government has set up conservation measures due to the low water level in Tha Phan Seik Dam, the biggest in Southeast Asia, to irrigate farms during the dry season, a senior regional agricultural official said Sunday. U Win Hlaing Oo, head of ...
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The Last Undammed River MASTER

သံလွင်မြစ်သည် ဟိမဝန္တာမှ တရုတ်နိုင်ငံနှင့်မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတို့ကို လွတ်လပ်စွာ ဖြတ်သန်းစီးဆင်းပါသည်။ သိပ္ပံပညာရှင်များက သံလွင်မြစ်အား ရေလမ်းတောများထဲတွင် သဘာဝလျှို့ဝှက်ချက်များကိုဖုံးကွယ်ထားရှိရာ ကမ္ဘာကြီးဂြိုဟ်ရဲ့ ဇီဝမျိုးကွဲများ များပြားစွာတည်ရှိပေါက်ပွါးကြသည့် နေရာတစ်ခုအဖြစ်သိပ္ပံပညာရှင်များကချီးကျူးက...
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Feasibility study carried out to construct Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2

16 Oct 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Feasibility study on constructing Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2 had begun, according to Kachin State based Special Bridge-Group 1 of the Department of Bridge. "Hydrographic survey to construct Balaminhtin Bridge No. 2 was contracted to Directorate of Wate...
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IFC statement on stakeholder consultation meeting in Taunggyi

The consultation meeting in Taunggyi on September 12 was attended by representatives from relevant government agencies including forest, agriculture, mining, irrigation, water resources utilization, department of natural disaster, department of hydropower implementation and rural development, among ...
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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 20...
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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​ ByThompson Chau, Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme under ...

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