19th of November is World Toilet Day and the time has come to celebrate the advocacy day to realize more about the importance of sanitation. WASH Thematic Group has arranged an awareness sharing campaign via online live streaming with three panelists who are currently working in respective departmen...
23rd November 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times The new Shan State government and local organizations will cooperate closely to protect and conserve Inle Lake, one of the most famous destinations in the country. U Myat Min Soe, an Inle conservation activist, said there are already efforts on both sides t...
All the water sector stakeholders need to be freed of bias, transcend our interest, and work together to give our country the best possible services. by Thurein Maung Maung, a water and sanitation professional  Over 19 years of working experience in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eu...
03 Sep 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Starting from 1 September 2020, 16 Vessel Monitoring System Control Centres have been conducting surveillance of offshore fishing vessels in Myanmar waters for the ships to comply with vessels monitoring rules set by the Fisheries Department. ...
31 Aug 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Experts submitted 32 recommendations on August 20 for the groundwater management bill in the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee. U Myo Aung Htwe, project manager of the Yangon School of Political Science...
01 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Five Ayeyawady dolphins including a one-month-old baby dolphin were found dead within six months in the Ayeyawady River along with Mandalay– Bhamo, according to the Endangered Species Conservation Division under the Fisheries Department. "Fiv...
23 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Today, the threats and challenges of the environment operating on food production are not limited to each country or each region.An ADB report in 2019 stated that "climate change is likely to be one of the most significant development challeng...
11 JUN 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Legislators in Myanmar have approved a long-awaited law governing industrial parks that grant regulatory bodies new powers to punish polluters and land speculators. Lawyers and experts, however, warn that effective governance will depend on enforcement and ...
This study seeks to understand water usage patterns in Mandalay and to assess the possibility of and the extent to which current water tariffs can be increased or reconfigured.  The researchers used a combination of in-depth interviews and a survey covering 1480 households and MSMEs across six ...
Mandalay's water is not only the cheapest in Myanmar, but it also has some of the lowest tariffs in South East Asia. There have been attempts to rectify this.  In brief, this paper describes: Governments must ensure access to water for all citizens as it is a right with far reaching social, pol...
01 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The government will take actions against offshore fishing boats that are illegally operating in the water of Myanmar via Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) starting from 1 June (today).The decision was made at the meeting of fishing boat owners an...
20 MAY 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Ayeyawady dolphin conservation poster and warning signs were erected in Ayeyawady region to protect and conserve the Ayeyawady dolphins. These activities are being carried out because people are selling the fish without obtaining the lega...
14 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Myanmar Maritime Police Force in Mandalay Region has impounded 18 fishing boats for illegal electrofishing in the Ayeyarwady River so far this year, a senior officer said. Police Major Myo Ko Ko said that as of May 12, the maritime police had seized 18 ...
04 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times- Economists said the government's COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) should focus more on essential sectors such as agriculture and livestock, which affects longer term food security. The CERP was announced on April 27 to mitigate the negative impact of COV...
02 MAY 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times: The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement on May 2 informed the public that a low pressure area that has been forming in the southeast of the Bay of Bengal could develop into a depression within four days. According to the observation of the De...

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