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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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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Second Day of MyanmarWater 2018 Conference - Sustainable Urban Water Management Session

​ In developing countries including Myanmar, urban water security is still one of the great challenges under the Sustainable Development Goals. Fast-growing urban population creates high demands for urban water consumption. Integrated approaches are necessary to ensure that the management, developme...
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China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar's planned strategic seaport

​12 Oct 18 - TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) - Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanm...
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MyanmarWater 2018 - Opening Ceremony

​ MyanmarWater2018 kicked off with opening speech by U Aung Myint, Chairman of Myanmar Engineering Society (MES). The industrial infrastructure event for Myanmar is the four in one show which combined Construction, Power and Mining Myanmar 2018, INTERMACH Myanmar, MTA Myanmar and SUBCON Myanmar 2018...
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Yangon City Charette of the UKFCO Global Future Cities Programme

​ Yangon faces a number of inseparable challenges, while the different sectors in the city are starting to approach them as also deeply interrelated. Despite the recent growing interest internationally in the city, rapid urbanisation, coupled with challenging urban legislative frameworks mean that f...
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Socio-Economic Master Plan Public Report

  We are proud to release the summary of our Socio-Economic Master Plan (SEMP) for the New Yangon City. The aim of the SEMP is to serve as a guide for the next phases of development and administration. The purpose of the SEMP is: To identify the value proposition for New Yangon To undertake eco...
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Speaker Sessions and Panelist Sessions at MyanmarWater 2018

​At MyanmarWater 2018, there will be two great panelist sessions on the stage. At first, each dedicated speakers will be present on respective topics and share their visions to the audience. Two sessions will be  ​Sustainable Urban Water Management  Wastewater Treatment and Envir...
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Consultations with the Myanmar Engineering Council, Myanmar Engineering Society, Myanmar Architect Council, Association of Myanmar Architects & other learned stakeholders

​ Consultations with the Myanmar Engineering Council, Myanmar Engineering Society, Myanmar Architect Council, Association of Myanmar Architects & other learned stakeholders. Over the weekend, NYDC organised a special Roundtable meeting with members of the Myanmar Engineering Council, Myanmar Eng...
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NYDC – Making Steady Progress; SEMP, Urban Master Planning

​ NYDC – Making Steady Progress; SEMP ,Urban Master Planning We have been quiet, but that doesn't mean we have not been busy. August has been a hectic month as we plough through documents and conduct various negotiations and discussions. Here I'm happy to update you on a few key things. SEMP: Dual O...
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Gathering the Voices of Experts

​ Planning a city from scratch is a bit like having a clean sheet of paper to draw on – it could be daunting, while at the same time, exhilarating. It has been done before, all over the world. We see success stories such as Singapore; with the city-state today reaping the fruits of its master planni...
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Join the Myanmar Water Portal team at MyanmarWater 2018

​ With MyanmarWater 2018 only two weeks away, we are happy to announce the program that the Myanmar Water Portal will host on the event. The Myanmar Water Portal is the official communication partner for upcoming edition of MyanmarWater – meaning we will be present to report on the conference sessio...
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Reflection of open seminar on Bago Sub-basin Management Plan

​ ​Bago Sub-basin Management Plan was introduced into public on September 20th, 2018. Since it was introduced as in open seminar, Bago Regional Government, Forest Department, Environmental Conservation Department, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and Irrigation and Wate...
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The Mekong Study Tour

From 9 to 14 September, a delegation of Myanmar representatives of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD), the Forest Department, the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) and the Department...
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Encouraging development in the water sector – conference sessions on urban water and waste water management announced.

"This event is relevant for those looking for new business opportunities or collaborations, new technologies, or just interested in learning more about the Myanmar Water sector. Everyone is welcome to attend"  by Mr. Fraser Hawkes – UBM Myanmar ​ ​Today the program for the MyanmarWater 201...
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