Container cranes for Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal arrive

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 16 December 2017 A second batch of Machinery for handling containers at Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal (MITT) arrived at the port in southern Yangon yesterday. The five container cranes are manufactured by ZPMC company in China. MITT has been boo...
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World Bank-Myanmar to work on national water law

​Source: mmtimes Date: 12 December, 2017 Public consultations on the Myanmar National Water Law will be held soon, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the opening remarks at the Third Asia Pacific Water Summit in Yangon on Monday. "It is clear that water is the main driver of sustainable d...
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Construction of Dawei SEZ back on the cards

Source: mmtimes Date: 06 December 2017 The government is exploring ways to restart development of the suspended Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), saying the SEZ will benefit Myanmar as well as the region. The Dawei SEZ includes construction of the highway as well as a deep-sea port which will link ...
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Myanmar: Embankment of Zarmani dam burts, flooding 30 squatter houses

Source: Asia News, 29th November 2017 NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - About 30 squatter houses were flooded when the embankment preventing sewage entering Zarmani dam in Thanlyin Township broke down yesterday morning, according to Irrigation Department from Southern District. "It isn't the dam...
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Yangon’s port under study for expansion

Source: Eleven Myanmar, 25th November 2017 Feasibility studies have been conducted for extending Yangon jetty to the mouth of the sea to be able to dock large ships, said Yangon's Chief Minister at a November 12 ceremony during a regular meeting of businessmen and women with Vice President (1) Myint...
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Myanwater 2017 serving as platform to grow wastewater management in Myanmar

  One of the biggest international water & wastewater exhibition which presents water solutions for the industry development, Myanwater 2017 was held at MEP Mindama, Yangon on 23-25 November. The trade show also serves as a professional environment for showcase of current developments and i...
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Delft3D-FLOW Model of the Yangon Port Area

Author De Koning, R.J. Janssen, M.P.J. Abstract Large sedimentation is observed in the Yangon port area in Myanmar and this sediment is blocking the entrance channel into the port. The entrance channel is dredged intensively to keep it navigable but insight into the sedimentation processes is limite...
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The Voice of the Next Generation of Mekong Water Leaders

As always being enthusiastic to raise the role of young professionals in water sector, The Water Agency has held a session named "The Voice of the Next Generation of Mekong Water Leaders" in 2017 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy held at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar on 25-27 October...
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MoU signed in Rakhine for mega projects

Source: elevenmyanmar, November 1st 2017 The entrepreneurs held a discussion about socio-economic development projects in Rakhine State on October 29, and they exchanged views about the future prosperity of Kanyinchaung economic zone. Kyaw Win, Union Minister of Planning and Finance, also attended t...
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Rivers are invaluable to South East Asia

​Source: mmtimes, 26th October2017 How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river is its...
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Yangon factories told to treat water or else

Source: mmtimes, 23th October 2017 The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region's 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater t...
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WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017 WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas. Link:  https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayey...
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50 villages & 1700 acres of land destroyed after Sedawgyi Dam overflows in Region

Source: mmtimes,19th October 2017 Heavy floods triggered by overflowing water at Sedawgyi Dam has devastated some 50 villages and also destroyed croplands. According to local villages, the incident that occurred on October 14 in Madaya township in Mandalay Region, was the worst flood to hit the area...
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Water & Maritime Myanmar

This presentation by the embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands indicate new directions about Myanmar to 2030 from the point of view of political landscape, economic landscape and environmental landscape. The detail facts that provided by Ministry of Planning and Finance about joint country portf...
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Distilleries under fire over water pollution

Source: Frontier Myanmar, 4 October 2017 Distilleries are coming under increasing pressure from the government and the public to install systems to treat the huge volumes of wastewater they discharge into the environment. Distilleries under fire over water pollution | Frontier Myanmar Distiller...
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