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New Yangon Water Bus services in October

05 Aug 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon Water Bus service will run new routes along Yangon River in October, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of the Yangon Water Bus. The ferries will run along the Pansodan-Ant Gyi and Thamada-Botahtaung routes as usual, as well as to Twante starting fro...
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Bagan-NyaungU Bu Phaya river port revived with motorboat riders

16 July 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - With the pilgrims visiting Bu Phaya in the Bagan-NyaungU archaeological heritage site, the Bu pagoda port fallen silent for over three months is now revived with the motorboat riders, said U Maung Soe, a motorboat owner in Bu Phaya river port...
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Riverside worries for Dala residents

30 JUN 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - For those who live beside the river, the monsoon rains can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the streets look cleaner and the fields greener. For others though, the strong winds and pounding rains make it hard to dry clothes and travel across the ri...
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Chindwin ferries charge usual fares even half passengers onboard

28 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The ferries cruising along Chindwin River in Monywa are now resuming their service with usual fares although they carry only half passengers onboard, said U Myo Nyunt Tun, the officer in charge of MGRG ferry service. "The ferries started to ru...
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Ferries resume service in Chindwin River

6 MAY 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The ferries from Monywa cruising in upper Chindwin River resumed their service yesterday, said U Than Nyunt Win, Sagaing Regional Minister for Transport and Communications."We have just signed. We've allowed the ferry to resume their services. ...

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 objectivesTransport vision, policy, strategy and actionsCorridor-based transport infrastructure developmentFinancingFeasibility studiesAppendix   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 w...
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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 s...
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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 r...
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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 ...

Navigation related Disaster Risk Reduction

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 ...

Ayeyarwaddy Navigability study for the most important transportation route

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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