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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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Country Update Myanmar 2018-12

​This Country Update summarizes some recent development in a number of sub-sectors in or are relevant to the water sector in Myanmar. Urban Development  Water Supply Water Technology Port Development & Inland Waterways And in the end, upcoming events in 2019 are shown. For further enquiries...
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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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Myanmar suggests tax exemption to firms investing in new Yangon project

05 March 19 - Source: Saigon Giai Phong Online - Myanmar is offering zone-wise tax exemption to enterprises investing in the new Yangon city project. This aims to attract more investors to the city expansion project being implemented on lands to the west of Yangon river, according to the Myanmar Inv...
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A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

​This article is a feature article dedicated to World Wetlands Day 2019. We prefer to write about the wetlands in Yangon, additionally, which can be created into public spaces without losing its essence. Therefore, the interview talk from Raphael Monnier gave valuable input for showing the importanc...
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Meeting with Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association about groundwater extraction

U Ye Htut, Chairman of Myanmar Purified Drinking Water Association, speaks about the story of the association, the objectives and the current activities in Myanmar. He provided me of information and profile of the association and tried to elaborate more about its activities in Myanmar. Myanmar Purif...
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Overexploitation Of Groundwater And Consequence In Yangon (Myanmar) And Bangkok (Thailand)

Current status of Groundwater in greater Yangon compare to Bangkok: Bangkok is more 40 years advance in groundwater management than Yangon. Be aware of Groundwater in Myanmar  Myint Thein, Consultant (Groundwater & Wells)  Advisory Group Member (Groundwater) NWRC, Myanmar myint.th...
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A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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The artery of Yangon

​1 Dec 18 - Source: Frontier Myanmar -  Ambitious plans are being made for a pipeline in Yangon that plays a vital role in the communities through which it passes, and not only because it carries water. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER Photos MATIAS BERCOVICH GRASS GROWS under the long metal tube...
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The way that German water experts can help the Myanmar Water Sector

​ Myanmar is a huge market for water and wastewater sector among Southeast Asian region. Additionally, Myanmar is facing the challenge of waste water treatment in industrial sector but also technical training for the future generation. "One of the key challenges that registered industries are facing...
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Towards building a city for all of the people

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  An inclusive city should consider the convenience and comfort of all its residents, rich and poor alike, young and old; the health and the weak, said Joyce Chou, a founding member of Mircrosoft's Inclusive Design Team. Chou was last week's main speaker in t...
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Chinese firm finalises new Yangon city proposal

26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The government body in charge of developing an ambitious new Yangon city project has reached the final stage in negotiations with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) in preparing pre-project documents (PPD). Launched by the regional government i...
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Hong Kong Firm Close to Finalizing New Yangon City Proposal

​23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  YANGON—Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC) has nearly finalized its proposal for the development of US$1.5 billion (2.4 trillion kyats) worth of initial infrastructure for the controversial "New Yangon City" project across the ...
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Improvement of Waste Water in Mandalay City

Daw Khin May Htay gave a presentation on the 'Improvement of Waste Water in Mandalay City'. In her role as Project Director of the Mandalay Urban Service Improvement Project Khin May Htay spoke about waste water treatment specifically in the context of Mandalay. Aim in the project was to prevent the...
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Dutch expertise to support Yangon’s water management

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon's regional government will receive support to tackle challenges regarding urban water and water logistics by a coalition of Dutch companies and organisations. The companies signed an agreement with the authorities to improve water supply, resour...
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