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Nationwide committee to be formed for complete cancellation of Myitsone Dam project

17 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - A talk on the complete cancellation of much-criticized Myitsone Dam project was held at the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) office in Yangon yesterday. About 50 political activists from Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Kayin and Mon attended the talk. "At...
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Civil society groups from across Myanmar hold anti-hydropower protest

By CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER 15 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MANDALAY — Civil society groups from across the country convened in Mandalay on Wednesday and Thursday to protest against large-scale hydropower development on the country's rivers, which they say is driving conflict and underminin...
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Locals in Thailand and Myanmar pray for Salween River to always run free

15 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Mae Hong Son (The Nation) - EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river's ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest THE LIVES of people living along the Salween River still face the risk of being adversely impacted by develo...
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Yangon’s ‘new city’ plan raises a billion-dollar question

 With the New Yangon City project, the government needs to learn the lessons of Myitsone and Kyaukphyu. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 12, the Chinese embassy in Yangon issued a statement that mentioned the US$.3.6 billion Myitsone dam project, suspended by the government since 2011,...
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International Day of Action for Rivers 2019

Register your action The 22nd annual International Day of Action for Rivers will take place on March 14. Join us to celebrate our life-giving waters, and honor all those who have worked hard to ensure that our rivers continue flowing!  The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicat...
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Country Update Myanmar 2018-12

​This Country Update summarizes some recent development in a number of sub-sectors in or are relevant to the water sector in Myanmar. Urban Development  Water Supply Water Technology Port Development & Inland Waterways And in the end, upcoming events in 2019 are shown. For further enquiries...
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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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Vietnam-Myanmar relations increasingly substantive: officials

13 March 19 - Source: Nhan Dan - NDO/VNA – The Vietnam-Myanmar Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation held its ninth meeting in Hanoi on March 12, during which its members shared the view that the countries' comprehensive cooperative partnership is becoming increasingly substantive. The event was...
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ေရျမွဳပ္ျမိဳ႕ေတာ္အျဖစ္နဲ႕ေရႀကီးျခင္းကို ကာကြယ္ၾကမယ္

​ေျမယာဖြံ႔ျဖိဳးမႈဟာ အထိန္းအကြပ္မရွိျဖစ္လာျပီး ရာသီဥတုဟာလည္း ခန္႔မွန္းရ ခက္လာတာနဲ႔အမ်ွ ေရလႊမ္းမိုးေနတဲ႔ ျမိဳ႔ျပလမ္းေတြရဲ့ ပုံရိပ္ေတြဟာလည္း ကမၻာၾကီးကို သတိေပးေနသလိုပါပဲ။ ျမိဳ႕ေတြမွာ ေရၾကီးမႈေၾကာင့္ တစ္နွစ္ကို ေဒၚလာ ဘီလီယံေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ကုန္က်ေစနိုင္ပါတယ္။ မေျပာပေလာက္တဲ့ ေရလြမ္းမိုးမႈကလည္း ယာဥ္ေၾကာပိတ္ဆ...
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Would you like to apply International Young Water Professional Scholarship?

Ozwater is the Australian Water Association's international water conference and trade exhibition and Australia's premier event on the water calendar. Returning in 2019 to the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, thousands of water professionals from across Australia and internationally will unit...
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RecyGlo cleans up in recycling

11 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Coloured waste bins line the walls of RecyGlo's office in Yangon. Blue is for paper, red for plastic, green for aluminium and black for general waste. The waste is being separated for recycling. "If the plastic, glass and cans that we discard daily are not syste...
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Tanintharyi villagers keep up fight against tin mine

A poor community cites decades of land dispossession and environmental degradation in their opposition to a Thai-operated tin mine in rural Dawei Township. By WIN ZAR NI AUNG and YE HTUT WIN | FRONTIER ON THE BANKS of a narrow stream in rural Tanintharyi Region, a faded blue sign points the way to M...
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Exciting Week with Professor Tiedo Vellinga from TU Delft in Yangon

Start the Week at Myanmar Maritime University  Prof Tiedo Vellinga was in Myanmar for a week of 25 th to 28 th February. He started the week at Myanmar Maritime University to support the capacity building and improvement of curricula of Port and Harbour Engineering Department. He has done the l...
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Myanmar should develop domestic production to grow local economy: Czech Republic

Myanmar should develop domestic production to grow local economy: Czech Republic

11 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar should enhance domestic production and develop its local markets, says Mr Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, during a talk entitled "Economic Transition: The Czech Experience and its Relevance for Myanmar" last week....
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Overexploitation of Groundwater and Consequence in Greater Yangon

​This presentation is presented by Daw Than Than Soe and written by U Myint Thein, an advisory member of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) during World Water Day 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. The presentation pointed out - (1) In Yangon, There are no outstanding of Marine Clay especially in city down...
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