Designing Yangon for the future

​7 Sep 2018 - Myanmar Times -  With international funding, two big projects could dramatically affect how Yangon evolves in the future, potentially doubling its 5 million population to become another one of the world's megacities. The debate over the Dala Bridge and New Yangon – chronicled by T...
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Water Quality Monitoring in the Chindwin River Basin

​The main objectives of the Chindwin River water quality study were to build capacity of local stakeholders in water quality monitoring, to understand the current status of water quality, and to support local government agencies in developing a water quality management and monitoring strategy for th...
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Wastewater Story - Industrial Business

​ Water problems could be categorized as too much water, too little water or too dirty in our perpetual daily routes. This time, my motive to continue the water journey in Yangon urges me to write about so-called "too dirty" theme in Yangon. I interviewed with U Sein Thaung Oo, vice-president of Mya...
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FDA suspends around 40 bottled water operations in Yangon

​3 Sep 18 -  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department has placed a temporary ban on about 40 undisciplined bottled water operations and closed nine unlicensed ones, said the FDA (Yangon)'s Deputy Director Dr Min Wan. "The number of suspended bottled water businesses this year has exceeded ...
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MYANMARWATER 2018 – get ready for action!

​ The Biggest International Exhibition on Water & Wastewater Ever Held In Myanmar ​ MYANMARWATER 2018 is part of the ASEAN Water series of exhibitions organised by UBM Asia, and returns from 11 – 13 October 2018 at the newly constructed Yangon Convention Centre. It is a unique annual event held ...
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​Water project offers hope to farmers in Myanmar's central dry zone

23 Aug 18 -  Mizzima -   Taking shelter from the midday heat in a bamboo hut among the paddies and pulses of Myanmar's central Dry Zone, it is easy to drift back in time and imagine what life must have been like in the Kingdom of Pagan 1,000 years earlier. Then the farmer who has invi...
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The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar

​ A symposium and technical workshop - The Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in Myanmar was held on 15 th August 2018 at Inya Lake hotel by WWF Myanmar. U Cho Cho, chairman of NWRC Advisory Group and Professor Dr. Khin Than Yu, pro-rector of Yangon Technological University gave an opening an...
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Can the regional government manage both old and new Yangon?

​16 Aug 18  -  The Yangon region government has come under flak since March, when it announced the launch of a new Yangon City project at the west bank of Yangon River. If and when the first phase of the US$5 billion development is complete, it will include five village townships, two brid...
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My Urban Challenge: Mayor of Yangon

Source: GovInsider  16 Aug 18 -  Myanmar's commercial centre Yangon, is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Its population is estimated to be around 10 million, says Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. The Mayor has turned to celebrities and popular icons such as the Power Rangers to hel...
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Pilot project set to be role model for dry zone irrigation

​15 Aug 18 -  Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said during a media visit last week. Mya...
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Yangon Impact Hub transforms into Yangon Water Hub for a night

Building an ecosystem for (water) entrepreneurs in Myanmar. ​   Although it's pouring rain outside (02 August), the Impact Hub office in Yangon is full of people that are interested in Sustainable Water Solutions for Myanmar. This is the first time that the topic of water is addressed in t...
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Long-term options for the former state-of-the-art sewerage system in Yangon

A team led by IMC Worldwide, including experts from Satec, Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM Nuttall, are leading a detailed asset condition survey of Yangon's downtown sewerage system and will report independent findings to YCDC and Yangon Regional Government. This project is funded by the UK Department f...
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Myanmar has potential to be Asia’s maritime hub

​22 July 18 - The geographic location of Myanmar places her in a very strategic position. Many centuries ago, this fact was recognised and proven to be correct. If one would bother to study the world atlas, they are bound to realise that our country is right at the centre of the Asian continent...
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Stockholm Environmental Institute’s partnership with key Myanmar water agency to boost environmental research

SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar . ​ SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's D...
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Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hlaing River

23 June 18 - Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hlaing River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones. "We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it ...
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