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Fish resource declines in Ye due to poison fishing

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 March 2018 ​Local fishermen in Ye, Taninthayi Region, are facing scarcity of fish in the rivers, and have blamed illegal fishing activities for the decline. Traditional fishermen have complained about illegal fishing with the use of poison to the...
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Signs of hydropower project’s return spark fears in Shan

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 March, 2018 ​ Residents in the vicinity of the proposed Mong Ton Hydropower Project in Shan State have expressed alarm about the possible resumption of scheme following the visit to the site by executives from the China Three Gorges Corporation. China Three Gorges C...
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Drinking water quality standards out this year

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 March, 2018 Photo: Google ​ The government will issue national drinking water quality standards this year, the Occupational and Environmental Health Division (OEHD) announced on Thursday. Dr Kay Khine Aye, deputy director of the OEHD, said the standards have been un...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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Erosion prevention work under way along banks of Ayeyarwady River

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 8 March, 2018 ​ To solve the problem with erosion of the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems is carrying out a renovation project. The project will be funded by the Union government or regional government ...
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Villages brace for water shortages this summer

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 7 March 2018 ​ As summer sets in, hundreds of villages throughout the country are likely to face water shortages in the coming months, warned the water supply and sanitation section of the Department of Rural Development. According to official records, 860 villages su...
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WaterWorx in Mandalay: Sustainable access to drinking water in Myanmar Water Sector

Introduction  Following the recent news that Dutch company Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is going help Mandalay to improve its water supply system, we talked to VEI's project manager, Adriaan Ruijmschoot, about this initiative, called WaterWorX. In this interview, Adriaan talks about WaterW...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives govt an answer on dams and mega projects

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 2 March 2018 ​ "Some developers seek to apply the law by doing projects to international standards, while others cut corners and try to do as little as possible." A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) gives the Myanmar government an answer to Myitsone and other c...
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Mandalay to spend over K35m for drinking water in 72 villages

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 28 February, 2018 ​ Over K35 million (US$26,157) will be spent to ensure potable water supply for 72 villages in 13 townships in Mandalay Region during the coming summer months, the chief of the regional Rural Development Department said. He said about K35.6 million w...
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Once Yangon-Dala Bridge is completed, economy flow will remain undamaged.

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 27 February, 2018 This article is in burmese.   ​Source Link:  https://myanmar.mmtimes.com/news/107718.html
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Yangon Regional Chief Minister stated that he will set up Yangon City development plan in line with four disciplines

Source: The Myanmar Times  Date: 16 February, 2018 - Translation - (original article in Burmese) ​ Yangon Regional Chief Minister H.E U Phyo Min Thein stated that Yangon Regional Government will set up the Yangon City development plan focusing on the following four disc...
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Maritime Industry In Myanmar

​This document shows  ​Organizational Structure of Ministry of Transport and Communications  Department of Marine Administration  Shipping Industry in Myanmar Ports in Myanmar    Download PDF File Here
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Volunteers clean Botahtaung Jetty to protect river ecosystem

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 26 February 2018 ​ The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) led a clean-up of Botahtaung Jetty on Friday to protect the Yangon River ecosystem. The primary aim of the project was to create public awareness about river sustainability as Yangon port and rivers becom...
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Conservationists sound alarm over pollution, abuse of wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 February 2018 ​ Conservationists have expressed grave concern over the deterioration of the country's wetlands mainly due to pollution, converting them to farmland and climate change. Daw Thiri Dae We Aung, programme manager of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservat...
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World Bank ready to support disaster-response efforts

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 February 2018 The World Bank stands ready to support Myanmar's efforts to help its people in times of disaster, said an official of the international financial institution. Ellen Goldstein, the bank's country director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said World Bank...
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