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Bridge project stirs property prices in Dala

07 Jan 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Property prices in Dala Township are rising after construction of a bridge linking Dala to downtown Yangon was finally given the green light on December 24, 2018 after six years of deliberation. Expected to be completed in three and a half years, the US$138 millio...
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Union Minister for SWRR inspects river erosion in Minbu Township

06 Jan 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye arrived yesterday in Nabe Ban Village and Mon Kyo Village in Minbu Township, Magway Region, to inspect the status of moving the villages to new locations, as the original sit...
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Making schools safe havens for communities

Source: Frontier Myanmar New school construction guidelines are aimed at making education more inclusive and accessible while also ensuring that schools can serve their communities as safe and secure shelters during natural disasters. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER In 2008, Cyclone Nargis destroyed 50 pe...
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New Thanlyin bridge project gets go-ahead

04 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The acceptance of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which will be used for the construction of a second bridge across the Bago River connecting Thanlyin and Yangon has been approved, said a Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Lwin Ko Latt. The first in...
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Sprouting Mangroves Restore Hopes in Coastal Myanmar

SHWE THAUNG YAN, Myanmar, Jan 4 2019 (IPS) - Htay Aung is having a moment. The 63-year-old retired professor of Marine Science sits at the foot of a Buddha statue atop a hill on Shwe Thaung Yan sub township, in Myanmar's Ayeyerwady region, almost in meditation. Below him, a vast thicket of mangrove ...
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State Counsellor launches Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) project

​25 Dec 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ground breaking ceremony to launch construction of the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge in Dala, Yangon Region yesterday. At the ceremony, the State Counsellor pressed a button to drive a pile to...
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Information flood for Young Water Professionals

​The government of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency [RvO] are glad to have re-engaged with the Young Water Professionals [YWPs] programme. The programme, consisting of modules related to water management, aims to professionalize the new generation of water experts at Union level...
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Outcomes from the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Yangon, Myanmar, on 4-6 December. The theme of this year's Forum was 'Economic Development and the Rivers of the Greater Mekong', focusing on ways in which economic, environmental and so...
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Australia and Myanmar renew MoU for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - Australia and Myanmar have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management. The MoU was signed by Australia's Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Jeremy Kruse, and Secretary for Myanmar's National Wa...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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The misrule of Inle Lake

​Inle Lake and its mismanagement is a case study in the limits of devolution under the 2008 Constitution, and the dispossession of ethnic communities.​ 20 Dec 2018 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - ALL THE BOATS were booked that day. It was October 27, at the climax of the 18-day Phaung Daw Oo festival, ...
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Reflections and personal experiences during 3-day training course of user-friendly application – RainMyanmar

​On December 5-7, I went to the satellite-based remote sensing training at Yangon Technological University (YTU). The training course is for 3 days and is organised by FutureWater , VanderSat and HKV companies, organized in partnership with TU Delft and within the "Leapfrogging Delta Management in M...
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Overexploitation Of Groundwater And Consequence In Yangon (Myanmar) And Bangkok (Thailand)

Current status of Groundwater in greater Yangon compare to Bangkok: Bangkok is more 40 years advance in groundwater management than Yangon. Be aware of Groundwater in Myanmar  Myint Thein, Consultant (Groundwater & Wells)  Advisory Group Member (Groundwater) NWRC, Myanmar myint.th...
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Pyu Lake residents seek to protect their natural treasure

​11 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  U Kan Oo was roused from his sleep in the early morning of December by what at first sounded like a loud cries coming from his roof. But a few seconds after he gathered his bearings, he realised that it was that season of the year again when birds escaping ...
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Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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