Setting water tariffs right: Considerations and approaches

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, polit...
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Myanmar to take action against illegal fishing starting from 1 June

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...
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Dolphin conservation campaign conducted in Ayeyawady

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...
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Police arrest people for electrofishing in Ayeyarwady

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 b...
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CERP should focus more on agriculture, livestock sectors: businesses

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 COVI...
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Myanmar govt warns of potential storm in Bay of Bengal

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 Dep...
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Overexploitation of Groundwater and Consequence in Greater Yangon

​This presentation is presented by Daw Than Than Soe and written by U Myint Thein, an advisory member of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) during World Water Day 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw.The presentation pointed out -(1) In Yangon, There are no outstanding of Marine Clay especially in city downto...
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World Water Day 2019 commemorated in Nay Pyi Taw

7 March 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Nay Pyi Taw commemorated World Water Day 2019 at its Myanmar International Convention Centre II yesterday where Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Chairperson of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), delivered a speech.History of National Water R...
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