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 SupplyWater TechnologyPort Development & Inland WaterwaysAnd in the end, upcoming events in 2019 are shown. For further enquiries, pl...

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...

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...

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....

The Gyo Phyu Pipeline and his companions - A Renovation Project of Pipeline

The idea is not to promote our company but to promote collaboration by Raphael Monnier We made an interview with Raphael Monnier who is the co-founder of Yangon-based architecture and design company Blue Temple. He shared his thoughts and visions about renovation of Gyo Phyu pipeline. Monn...

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...

More foreign investments expected in Ayeyarwady

Source: MyanmarTimes Date: 07 Dec 2018 Investors eyeing expansion opportunities in Myanmar might want to consider Ayeyarwady Region, where the government is now prioritising developments in the agriculture, livestock and marine, forestry, industry, infrastructure, transportation and tourism sectors,...

First Singapore Business Mission to Myanmar organised by the Singapore Water Association (SWA)

​A business mission led by SWA to Myanmar from 27th Nov to 1st Dec was organised with the aim to promote understanding of the water supply and waste water treatment facilities in the country This is held in collaborations with relevant key Government authorities and Industry groups, to better unders...

Beer is 95% water - The role of water in the process of brewing beer

Did you know water is one of the main components of beer? A group of 25 students, participants of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge, learned this when visiting Heineken Myanmar.  The Heineken brewery is operating since 2013, producing 6 different types of beer. Located in the north of Yan...

Updated version Wastewater Assessment tool - Water Risk Filter 5.0 spread among Myanmar Water Sector

On the 26th of November, WWF Myanmar invited government organization, private companies for the introduction of the new updated version (5.0 Version) of Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment. Felipe Coelho Costa, the technical leader from WWF Germany, explained the tool, de...

The way that German water experts can help the Myanmar Water Sector

Myanmar is a huge market for water and wastewater sector among Southeast Asian region. Additionally, Myanmar is facing the challenge of waste water treatment in industrial sector but also technical training for the future generation. "One of the key challenges that registered industries are facing i...

Hong Kong Firm Close to Finalizing New Yangon City Proposal

​23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - YANGON—Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC) has nearly finalized its proposal for the development of US$1.5 billion (2.4 trillion kyats) worth of initial infrastructure for the controversial "New Yangon City" project across the Y...

German firms eye Myanmar’s water sector

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - German companies will be travelling to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay to explore Myanmar's market focusing on water and wastewater infrastructure and a conference on the topic is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) a...

Import surpasses export in bilateral trade with Singapore

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Bilateral trade between Myanmar and Singapore touched US$1.99 billion in the last mini-budget period (from April to September), with the country's imports exceeding exports, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce. Singapor...

Comprehensive plan necessary for Yangon’s sustainable redevelopment

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - While Yangon has laid out ambitious plans to boost infrastructure and trade, members of parliament and urban planners say more needs to be done to address day-to-day problems faced by people in the city. Among areas that will be addressed in plans are rule o...

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