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Yangon deep-sea port brings hope in disappearing villages

27 Apr 18 - Plans for a deep-sea port as part of the ambitious New Yangon City project have been welcomed by the residents of five villages who are at risk of being washed away due to riverbank erosion.  About a dozen houses, mostly small bamboo huts, occupy the narrow strip of land betwee...
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Yangon focuses on creating growth opportunities, raising living standards

​ 26 Apr 18 -  The Yangon Regional Government is drawing up a master plan with the aid of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and Korea International Cooperation Agency to transform Yangon into an economic hub with job and business opportunities for residents and investors, according ...
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Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

​ 24 Apr 18 -  Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Gover...
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The UN Watercourses Convention Summary

  "The UN Watercourses Convention: A Window of Opportunities for Cooperation" was held at Aureum Palace Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw on 11 th April 2018, facilitated by IUCN under the BRIDGE programme in partnership with National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) of Myanmar. The objective of the dialogue ...
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Mandalay to spend over K35m for drinking water in 72 villages

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 28 February, 2018 ​ Over K35 million (US$26,157) will be spent to ensure potable water supply for 72 villages in 13 townships in Mandalay Region during the coming summer months, the chief of the regional Rural Development Department said. He said about K35.6 million w...
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Once Yangon-Dala Bridge is completed, economy flow will remain undamaged.

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 27 February, 2018 This article is in burmese.   ​Source Link:  https://myanmar.mmtimes.com/news/107718.html
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Yangon Regional Chief Minister stated that he will set up Yangon City development plan in line with four disciplines

Source: The Myanmar Times  Date: 16 February, 2018 - Translation - (original article in Burmese) ​ Yangon Regional Chief Minister H.E U Phyo Min Thein stated that Yangon Regional Government will set up the Yangon City development plan focusing on the following four disc...
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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 ...
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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 annou...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 20...
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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...
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​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...
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