Myanmar, World Bank renews agreement for development aid worth US$1.2bn

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: June 25, 2017 ​Myanmar and the World Bank Group have agreed to a two-year extension of a partnership that will promote growth in rural areas, improve nutrition, health and education services, build infrastructure and create more jobs. The renewal i...

Kyaukphyu authorises Environment and Social Impact Assessment(EISA) but Rakhine committee demands strategic review

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is "a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario", the ICJ said. THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State announ...

PLASTIC POLLUTION: WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Source: mitv Date: 9 February, 2018 ​In order to improve waste management in the community, the Yangon Region Government is conducting waste management practices in cooperation with international organizations and stakeholders for a community awareness campaign and practices. It is very less in the ...

Pristine Ayeyarwady coastline flagged for new $10bn industrial zone

Source: Frontier Myanmar  Date: 7 February, 2018 "We can develop [Ayeyarwady] region in a decade if we use the coastline correctly and wisely,"  U Win Htay, Ayeyarwady Region Minister for Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transportation ​ A large engineering firm is proposing a deep-sea po...

Yangon to take part in upgrading of industrial zones

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 5 February, 2018 ​The Yangon Regional Government will upgrade the industrial zones located within Yangon Region to encourage further investments and development, U Phyo Min Thein, the region's Chief Minister said during a meeting at the office of the Union of Myanmar ...

Dawei Special Economic Zone

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Date: 3 February, 2018  ​Myanmar and Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding to permit the Italian-Thai Development public company (ITD) to begin work on the Dawei deep sea port infrastructure project in 2018.The original project started in 200...

Mandalay tightens up on factory waste disposal

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 1 February, 2018  ​The Mandalay regional government will penalise manufacturers that fail to draft and implement environment management plans (EMP) within a year, officials said. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation on January 10 issued ...

​Shareholders hope to break deadlock over Kyaukphyu by March

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 26 January, 2018 CITIC has clarified local media reports claiming that negotiations to raise Myanmar's share of a proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, from 15 percent to 30pc had been agreed upon. "We note some newspapers have recently rep...

Construction of Dawei SEZ back on the cards

Source: mmtimes Date: 06 December 2017 The government is exploring ways to restart development of the suspended Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), saying the SEZ will benefit Myanmar as well as the region. The Dawei SEZ includes construction of the highway as well as a deep-sea port which will link ...

Yangon’s port under study for expansion

Source: Eleven Myanmar, 25th November 2017 Feasibility studies have been conducted for extending Yangon jetty to the mouth of the sea to be able to dock large ships, said Yangon's Chief Minister at a November 12 ceremony during a regular meeting of businessmen and women with Vice President (1) Myint...

Myanwater 2017 serving as platform to grow wastewater management in Myanmar

 One of the biggest international water & wastewater exhibition which presents water solutions for the industry development, Myanwater 2017 was held at MEP Mindama, Yangon on 23-25 November. The trade show also serves as a professional environment for showcase of current developments and in...

Water & Maritime Myanmar

This presentation by the embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands indicate new directions about Myanmar to 2030 from the point of view of political landscape, economic landscape and environmental landscape. The detail facts that provided by Ministry of Planning and Finance about joint country portf...

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