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Yangon’s new city vastly ambitious but government role called into question

Source: Myanmar TimesDate: 2 April 2018YANGON'S government has formed a company to develop a landmass twice the size of Singapore as a re-launch of the "new city" development project abandoned last year. While officials has gone as far as comparing the project's ambition with the urban development o...
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Insights of Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP) Water in the City workshop

​On the 22nd of March 2018, World Water Day, The Water Agency (TWA) initiated the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP) workshop in Yangon at the beautiful and authentic building of Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT). During Piet Filet's visit to Yangon in January, local stakeholders were ins...
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Yangon Regional Chief Minister stated that he will set up Yangon City development plan in line with four disciplines

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018- Translation - (original article in Burmese) ​Yangon Regional Chief Minister H.E U Phyo Min Thein stated that Yangon Regional Government will set up the Yangon City development plan focusing on the following four discipl...
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Setting the Knowledge Agenda for Water Security in the Urbanizing Ayeyarwady Delta

U Aung Myo Khaing, Director of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems(DWIR) presented the "Setting the Knowledge Agenda for Water Security in the Urbanizing Ayeyarwady Delta" on the Urban Delta Seminar (14 February 2018), organized by Embassy of the Kingdoms of Netherlands, ...
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Yangon to take part in upgrading of industrial zones

Source: The Myanmar TimesDate: 5 February, 2018​The Yangon Regional Government will upgrade the industrial zones located within Yangon Region to encourage further investments and development, U Phyo Min Thein, the region's Chief Minister said during a meeting at the office of the Union of Myanmar Fe...
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Vice President inspects airport, road, water infrastructure projects in Chin State

Source: The Global New Light Of MyanmarDate: 4 February, 2018​Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected regional development works in Falam and Haka yesterday, stressing the importance of updated infrastructure in fostering national growth.Vice President U Henry Van Thio, accompanied by Union Minist...
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The Phantom Menace in Yangon: Land Subsidence

Whenever most of the citizens in Yangon, especially those who live in an apartment, experience water shortage in their neighborhood, extracting groundwater is the first solution that comes to their minds. Of course, we know that water supply in Yangon is still inadequate to some parts of Yangon. Tha...
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Mandalay Region increases water charges and scales up access

Source: mmtimesDate: 5 Jan, 2018​Eight thousand water meters will be installed free of charge in Pyigyitagun township with a total of US$20 million funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), according to Mandalay City Development Committee(MCDC). The committee will also increase...
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Towards Urban Growth Analytics for Yangon

It is within this context that the IGC Myanmar office has collaborated with LSE Cities on this first step towards developing a more in-depth research programme on urban development in Yangon. It has resulted in the creation of a comparative information base that will provide a strong empirical found...
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Report Urban Water Sector Assessment ADB 2013

​This report by Asian Development Bank includes an overview of the current assessment and strategic investment priorities for the urban development and water sector in Myanmar. It highlights sector performance, priority development constraints, plans and strategies, past Asian Development Bank (ADB)...
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