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Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects embankment maintenance works in Nyaungdon

3 Feb 2019 - Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar - National Natural Disaster Management Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio accompanied by Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irri...
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Rosemary shares update on Myanmar Living Water Project

31 Jan 19 - Source: The Inverell Times - I have just returned from visiting the 52 water tanks in the dry zone of central Myanmar, built in 2018, and as always I feel a special sense of pride when I see "Inverell" on some of the plaques in this most remote and forgotten part of our world. I have bee...
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Govt announces ‘project bank’ to get Myanmar building

31 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government has announced the launch of an online "project bank" which will change the way infrastructure programmes are planned, determined and funded. Speaking at the Invest Myanmar Summit in the capital city, deputy finance minister U Set Aung said the proje...
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Drinking water plants inspected in Yangon

30 Jan 19 - Source: Mizzima - The Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been carrying out surprise inspections at drinking water plants in four townships of Yangon Region every month, state media reported quoting Dr Min Wun, the head of FDA (Yangon). "The plan is expected to cover the...
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New dry port expected to cut transport costs in Mandalay

New dry port expected to cut transport costs in Mandalay

25 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The first dry port in Mandalay Region to transport goods by container has opened in Myitnge, Amarapura township, making the movement of products to and from the city easier and cheaper, according to Transport and Communications Minister U Thant Sin Maung. "We have...
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Yangon Water Bus to Twante

25 Jan 2019 - Source: Myanmar Times - Botahtaung Terminal is a nice place to spend some time on a warm sunny day. You could put together a picnic and enjoy the Yangon river until sunset, that is, unless you have somewhere you need to be. That's really why people crowd there – to take the Yangon wate...
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Thet Oo Mon

Gather work experience and now master student of Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) - Interview with Thet Oo Mon

I made an interview with Thet Oo Mon who is attending Joint Master Degree of Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) in Europe over the next two years. She made it through the competitive application process for a fully funded ERASMUS Mundus Joint Master Degree . She shares her experiences about how s...
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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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Status and Future Plan for National Logistics Master Plan

Overview about Myanmar Logistics sector, potential and ongoing projects for logistics facilities, roads, railways, inland water transport and port development, presented by Mr Htike Htike, Deputy Director of Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar.   Download PDF File Here
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Half of water meter fees wasted in Mon, minister says

17 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mawlamyine township in Mon State collected municipal fees on only half the volume of water consumed last year, said U Min Kyaw Lwin, minister of Municipal Affairs for the Mon State government. The 23 districts of Mawlamyine township used 190 billion litres of wate...
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MOOC-course

Online Course - Water: Addressing the Global Crisis

Starts on January 14, 2019 The SDG Academy and the Stockholm International Water Institute have come together to offer this MOOC on some of the most important water issues. We focus on the key role water plays in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, not least SDG 6, about sustainabl...
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Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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Piloting river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin, experiences and recommendations

The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles f...
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Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar

​The aim of the study has been to give important and improved knowledge about aquatic macrophytes and phytoplankton biodiversity in the Indawgyi Lake. The survey took place in September 2017 and included physical measurements, water chemistry, phytoplankton, and aquatic macrophytes.   Download ...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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