The Mekong Study Tour

From 9 to 14 September, a delegation of Myanmar representatives of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD), the Forest Department, the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) and the Department...
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Encouraging development in the water sector – conference sessions on urban water and waste water management announced.

"This event is relevant for those looking for new business opportunities or collaborations, new technologies, or just interested in learning more about the Myanmar Water sector. Everyone is welcome to attend"  by Mr. Fraser Hawkes – UBM Myanmar ​ ​Today the program for the MyanmarWater 201...
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Villagers flee after embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowers

​18 Sept 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  People in some villages below Bwatgyi Dam fled their houses as the embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowered again on the evening of September 16. In early September, the embankment of Bwatgyi Dam, located in Aunglan Township in Thayet District in Magway Region, sunk low...
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Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge to begin construction in December

​18 Sept 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge marking friendship between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will begin its construction in December, said a source from the Ministry of Construction.  The main bridge structure of Yangon-Dala ha...
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White foams from wastewater not harmful to public: MCDC

​17 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MANDALAY- The white foams from wastewater directly being dumped into the Ayeyawady River, around Mayangyan jetty, Mandalay, isn't harmful to the public, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).  The MCDC also reported that the level of Bio...
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Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018 – 2030)

The Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP) is the expression of our national development vision – a vision that finds resonance in the global sustainable development agenda. Genuine development will only come to Myanmar if, and only if, all these plans move harmoniously and coher...
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Water supply temporary cut for two days in Yangon

​13 Sep 18 - Myanmar Times -  Water supply will be temporarily cut for two days starting today in 19 townships of Yangon due to heavy maintenance work that would entail replacing a 60-inch Hlawgar water supply concrete pipe near Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda in Mayangone township, the Engineering Depart...
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Taninthayi Township starts rehabilitation activities

​11 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MYEIK- Rehabilitation activities have been carried out as the Taninthayi River's water level decreased below the danger level and schools have reopened.  The Tanintharyi Region and its surrounding villages suffered four times from Tanintharyi River floods dur...
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Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

​11 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources. In the district, the areas without access to a dam that have t...
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Feasibility study underway for a transportation in Chindwin River

​10 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - A feasibility study will be made for construction of ships and transportation in Chindwin River with the help from Netherland Government, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Under the Netherland Government's Develop 2 Build Project, a grant a...
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River sand extraction has adverse impacts on the rivers: WWF

​8 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  According to the report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the first week of September, the extraction of sand from rivers for construction industries has adverse impacts. More importantly for the Ayeyarwady River, the construction sector is a driver for th...
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Designing Yangon for the future

​7 Sep 2018 - Myanmar Times -  With international funding, two big projects could dramatically affect how Yangon evolves in the future, potentially doubling its 5 million population to become another one of the world's megacities. The debate over the Dala Bridge and New Yangon – chronicled by T...
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Water still covers lower areas of Taungoo

​7 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Taungoo – Water levels of Sittaung River in Taungoo and Bago River is swollen again for third time above its danger level on September 6, sources said. Staff Officer Myo Myint Aung from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Taungoo district said, "The water le...
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Hswar Dam to restore water for summer paddy: irrigation minister

6 Sep 18 - ​ Hswar Dam, which inner wall of a spillway collapsed, will be restored water for summer paddy, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation during a press conference held at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5. "The ministry will repair the dam...
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Dutch Water Sector Meeting on Myanmar in the Netherlands

On 4 September 2018, the Netherlands Water Partnership  organized a meeting with the Dutch Water Sector in The Hague (the Netherlands) on the recent development of the sector in Myanmar in the framework of the program Partners for Water. The meeting attracted the participation of more than 30 o...
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