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Hand hygiene: No more excuses!

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Imagine a world where nobody washes their hands… Ever! Pretty disgusting right? Most of us would consider this extreme scenario to be unacceptable, but multiple studies of hand-washing behaviour have shown that not everybody washes their hands the right way. A surv...
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India, Myanmar sign pact on Rakhine port projects

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar on the appointment of a private operator to run and maintain Sittwe port, Paletwa inland water terminal, and associated facilities in the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, an Indian Emba...
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YWB could break even sooner than expected

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Since its launch on October 7, last year, the Yangon Water Bus (YWB) has been able to cover the bulk of its costs and could break even sooner than expected, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co, which operates the river transport service. "We had...
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Greater state-regional effort against climate change urged

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level, said U Than Aye, retired deputy director general of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Projects have been drawn u...
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Mandalay port development project to take off early next year

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Work on the development of Mandalay Port is set to begin early next year, says the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The project, which is aimed at improving trade and transportation along inland waterways, will be implemented with t...
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Maritime trade totals $484.6 million in the first week of October

19 Oct 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanmar's trade value by sea from 1 to 5 October in the current fiscal year 2018-2019 was estimated at US$484.69 million, which is up by over $264 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year 2017-2018, according to the data of the Ministry o...
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Better disaster management vital to country’s development

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   A comprehensive disaster management plan would go far in improving the lives of everyone in the country, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.  The vice president made the remark during an event to mark the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction. "If l...
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Daily Flood Bulletin

(17.10.2018): Weather is partly cloudy over the Andaman Sea and South Bay and a few cloud elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal. ​No Flood Bulletin More Flood Bulletin:  https://www.moezala.gov.mm/flood-bulletin%20
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Increase in flooding will devastate SE Asia in near future, reports warn

​ Several Southeast Asian countries have this year been heavily impacted by natural disasters, and according to recent reports, the onslaught of extreme weather in the region is expected to continue for the foreseeable future 16 Oct 18 - Southeast Asia Globe - Southeast Asia is likely to see an...
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In the Spotlight: 5 organisations pitch about their activities in Myanmar

On this year's edition of MyanmarWater2018 the Myanmar Water Portal team walked around with a camera, putting exhibitors in the spotlight. We asked organisations to pitch their activities or operations in ​1 minute, explaining about: Company Profile Portfolio / Showcase Ongoing project in Myanmar We...
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Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

Photo story: A journey down Myanmar’s Chindwin River

​Source -The Third Poles - Local communities in the remote region rely on the river and its biodiversity for their food, fuel and livelihoods, resources that are increasingly under threat. The Chindwin Basin is rich in biodiversity, with almost 47% still under forest cover. Originating in the l...
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Vibes of Communication Training in MyanmarWater 2018

Vibes of Communication Training in MyanmarWater 2018

Five highly motivated youths came to attend the communication training to become Water Reporters which is potentially necessary for Myanmar Water Sector. Myanmar Water Portal(MWP) team wanted to offer the communication training course during MyanmarWater 2018 event to enhance the network of water se...
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Importance of effective treatment for wastewater highlighted during Conference session on MyanmarWater 2018

​During MyanmarWater2018 special attention was given to the topic of waste water. A variety of speakers from different backgrounds was present to give the audience more information on the treatment of waste water, or the preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the amount of waste water. All ...
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Life of U Bein Bridge told by itself

​ It is such a lovely evening that I can't stay indoor so I just walk on the U Bein bridge. The bridge is as crowded as usual however I find a spot to enjoy sunset. The sound of water ripples, fainted chit-chat sounds from other visitors and the sunset harmoniously make me amazed and drifted in the ...
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Monywa-Homalin water route stops operation due to sandbanks in Chindwin River

​15 Oct 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A water transport route between Monywa and Homalin in Sagaing Region has ceased operating as sandbanks are forming in the Chindwin River, according Inland Water Transport. The transport route jointly launched by Inland Water Transport and a private company st...
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