Myanmar Transport Sector Policy Note - River Transport (2016)

This report proposes that the government should make improving the Yangon to Mandalay navigation channel and terminals a major initiative. The World Bank, in cooperation with the Government of the Netherlands, is already providing assistance and financing, but resources made available in the range o...
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Myanmar's National Transport Master Plan - A New Direction

This document was presented by Juniji Shibata, P.E Japan, Oriental Consultants Co. Ltd. , describing  MYT-Plan objectives Transport vision, policy, strategy and actions Corridor-based transport infrastructure development Financing Feasibility studies Appendix   Download PDF File Here
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Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​ To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government ...
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Abnormally low Chindwin River flows plays havoc with river traffic

Source: Eleven Media Date: 19 February 2018 ​A decrease in the flow of the Chindwin River has caused ships to be unable to dock at Mawleik jetty, while locals are concerned that they have insufficient water for their own transportation. The Chindwin River experiences reduced water flow ever year as ...
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Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018 ​ Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management. The agency noted that bank erosions on major ...
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Dokhtawady River resorts still waiting for expansion plan OK

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 February, 2018  Many small resorts on the Dokhtawady River in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are still waiting for approval of plans to expand into surrounding farmland, said officials of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw Natural Resources and Environmental ...
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Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

This presentation by U Aung Myo Khaing (DWIR) indicate about advantage of inland navigation. In addition, some illustrations of disasters in navigation are also indicated. In the case of Myanmar, transportation of dangerous cargo on the river systems is a risky business and unsafe. The objective of ...
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Worst flooding in 40 years hits Mon State, hundreds evacuated

Worst flooding in 40 years hits Mon State, hundreds evacuated

Feasibility study Mandalay-Bagan navigability improvement,with ministry of transport/inland water transport, Netherlands Government, World Bank The Ayeyarwaddy is a highly dynamic river: very shallow during the dry season, fast-flowing and deep in the rainy season. Sandbanks constantly shift, making...
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