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One month until kicking-off the Myanmar Water Challenge

​​The count-down has started – after a successful and exciting engagement day in August we are now ready to start the second edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge. Next month more than 40 students from 13 different Myanmar universities will actively participate in the 3 day 'Water in th...
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Port Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) at Myanmar Port Authority

Port Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) at Myanmar Port Authority

This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. As part of Water Challenge Program, we visited one of the key stakeholders in Myanmar port industry, Myanma Port Authority. We met with Dr. Myo Nyein Aye, Deputy General Manager and in charge of Inte...
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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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​Construction of Dala Bridge still waylaid by disagreements

13 June 18 - Six years after it was mooted, a plan to construct a bridge connecting Dala township in southern Yangon to downtown Yangon has yet to be implemented owing to disagreements about measurements between the Ministry of Construction (MOC) and Myanma Port Authority (MPA), which is under ...
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Myanmar keen not to lose Kyaukpyu Port to China

​12 June 18 -  The Government of Myanmar is reported to be re-evaluating a Chinese investment project to develop the deep-water port of Kyaukpyu because of rising costs.  According to the Singapore daily Sinchew, the Kyaukpyu Port project is a part of China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initi...
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Myanmar builds US$20.9 M worth offshore fixed pilot station

​11 June 18 -  Myanmar is building a US$20.9 million worth offshore fixed pilot station, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA).  International bulk carriers enters Yangon port from the mouth of the sea 67 kilometers away from Yangon.  Chief navigation officers from the MPA gave com...
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Construction of new multi-purpose port in Yangon proposed in parliament

​11 June 18 -  A proposal to construct a multi-purpose port in Kawhmu township, southwestern Yangon, was submitted to the Yangon Regional Parliament by U Zaw Aye Maung, Rakhine ethnic minister last week. "Yangon is the gateway to trade and handles up to 95 percent of the country's imports and e...
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Yangon Region submits plan to set up multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township

​7 June 18 - The Yangon Region Government has submitted plans to implement a multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township in the southern Yangon Region. It aims to increase foreign currency earnings, create more job opportunities, facilitate export/import and cut transaction costs, explained U...
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Chief Minister of Yangon visited The Netherlands

7 June 18 - To strengthen the ongoing water collaboration between Myanmar and The Netherlands the Chief Minister of Yangon Region, H.E. Phyo Min Thein visited The Netherlands this week with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Forest, H.E. U Han Htoon and the Minister of Elec...
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Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

5 June 18 -  The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city's outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U P...
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Mandalay port development project to begin by end of year

​4 June 18 -  Construction of the Mandalay port development project aimed at developing waterway trading in Mandalay Region will begin at the end of this year, said an official from the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The US$38 million project is being conducted...
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Coastal areas need balance between development and conservation

​17 May 18 -  Vice President U Myint Swe has called for negotiation and cooperation between development and conservation groups when infrastructure is built in coastal areas and in other parts of the country. He made the remark in his address at the fourth meeting of the national level Central ...
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Prioritised sectors, new investment opportunities in Yangon laid out

​11 May 18 -  At the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein announced the five sectors his government intends to prioritise and in which Yangon welcomes foreign investments. U Phyo Min Thein said the trade, logistics, industry, public transport and energy s...
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Yangon to focus on construction of deep sea port, new SEZ

​10 May 18 -  At the Yangon Investment Forum yesterday, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the Yangon Regional Government will prioritise the construction of a new deep sea port and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the city. Once complete, the port and SEZ will help expand trade and encourage t...
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Integrated Sustainable Port Design Framework Development Port Master plan

This report, the title of Integrated Sustainable Port Design Framework Development Port Master plan, is the public version of Master of Science Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Managements at the Delft University of Technology and National University of Singapore, done by Zhen Zhe...
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