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German firms eye Myanmar’s water sector

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -   German companies will be travelling to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay to explore Myanmar's market focusing on water and wastewater infrastructure and a conference on the topic is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)...
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Two Delegates from Myanmar visited VietWater 2018

​ One of the very successful Water & Wastewater Industry Show series organised by UBM Asia, VietWater is the largest trade-show organiser in Asia. VietWater 2018 started from Nov 7 to 9 after MyanmarWater event in October. More than 450 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions welcomed to the in...
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Import surpasses export in bilateral trade with Singapore

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -   Bilateral trade between Myanmar and Singapore touched US$1.99 billion in the last mini-budget period (from April to September), with the country's imports exceeding exports, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce. Singap...
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On-the-Job Training Program on Irrigation Asset Management, GIS begins

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  An On-the-Job Training (OJT) program on Irrigation Asset Management and GIS is being conducted at the Irrigation Technology Center (ITC) Bago Township, from 12 to 17 November. The OJT is being jointly conducted by the Irrigation and Water Util...
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Comprehensive plan necessary for Yangon’s sustainable redevelopment

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -   While Yangon has laid out ambitious plans to boost infrastructure and trade, members of parliament and urban planners say more needs to be done to address day-to-day problems faced by people in the city. Among areas that will be addressed in plans are rule...
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China, Myanmar sign port deal after years of negotiations

​09 Nov 18 - Source: Mizzima -  China and Myanmar signed an agreement on Thursday to move forward a multi-billion dollar deep sea port project in Kyaukpyu, a strategic town along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, after negotiations dragged for years due to financing and other issues. At a ceremon...
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Yangon’s beautiful bodies of water

7 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon is home to two beautiful gardens surrounding man-made lakes – Kandawgyi Lake and the Inya Lake – that provide a welcome respite to the hustle and bustle of city life and a major attraction for foreign visitors. The two artificial lakes were constructed...
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UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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Proper Water and Land Management Scheme could help to get water effectively in Central Dry Zone

​ Water distribution becomes more effective and equal in central dry zone to farmers' fields in a result of Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project. Pyawt Ywar is situated 70 kilometers west of Mandalay in Myinmu Township where Mu River pour into Ayeyarwaddy River. The four-year Dry Zone Programme of Liv...
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Dutch Consortium Signs 3-Year Agreement to Support the Yangon Region with Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges.

A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics . The agreement is signed under t...
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Dutch Experts Share Innovative Ideas amidst Myanmar Future Generation.

Representatives of Dutch Water Sector, Silke Nauta explained the technology of WaveDroid and Flore Bijker from Infram about "Room for the Rivers" to Myanmar undergraduate and postgraduate students at University of Yangon. So then, I asked two questions what the Wavedroid is, why Room ...
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Supporting Early Flood Preparedness in Myanmar

The fact sheet and infographic explains SERVIR-Mekong's collaboration with Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief & Resettlement utilizes geospatial technology to improve annual flood preparedness.   Fact Sheet (2.1MB) Infographic (1.1MB) Sou...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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Young Entrepreneurs Start Company to Improve Health by Providing Clean Water Containers in Rural Villages

Bogo bottle sells high-quality, double-walled, stainless steel water bottles. For every bottle purchased, a clean drinking water container is donated in a rural village. In cooperation with NGOs, Bogo Bottle has already donated hundreds of clean drinking water containers in rural villages of Myanmar...
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First day of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

In the Arts Hall at the University of Yangon, students from 13 different universities joined the first day. Dr. Pho Kaung, rector of University of Yangon, gave the opening speech to the future water leaders, highlighting the importance of water studies and why future generations are necessary to kee...
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