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Plastic crisis in Myanmar: New survey reveals 119 tons of plastic enter Ayeyarwady River every day

​Source: Thant Myanmar & Flora and Fauna International Date: 16th July 2019 A new survey on plastic pollution in Myanmar conducted by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in collaboration with Thant Myanmar reveals that 119 tons of plastic waste enter the Ayeyarwady River every day. A related stu...
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China-led port project inches ahead in Myanmar

​CITIC-led consortium this month started legally required impact assessments but the controversial $1.3 billion mega-project is still far from a done deal ​ By Thompson Chau , Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme und...
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Kaladan project’s port and river terminal completed

12 July 19 - Source: Mizzima - The construction of Sittwe's sea-port and the inland water terminal in Paletwa has been completed, the Indian embassy said in a July 9 statement in Yangon. The sea-port and water terminal forms part of the US$484 million Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project th...
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Climate change and deep adaptation in Myanmar

12 July 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - The futures being sketched out for the Myanmar people pay too little attention to climate change, for which adaption strategies need to go beyond "sustainability". By ASHLEY SOUTH | FRONTIER THE IMPACT of climate change in Myanmar is likely to be immense and w...
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Villagers get diseases from waste-contaminated water

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Villagers who live near a 10-inch pipe that discharges wastewater from factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone in the Dotehtawady River have suffered health and social problems for years. Adults and children who rely on the river for bathing and household water...
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Ninety tonnes of plastic a day dumped in Ayeyarwady

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - About 90 tonnes of plastic waste a day are dumped in the Ayeyarwady River and another 29 tonnes in the Yangon River, said Friedor Jeske, waste management expert at Thant Myanmar. "Almost 90 tonnes of plastic trash go into the Ayeyarwady, mostly hard plastic mater...
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Myanma Port Authority collecting rent from just two of nine Yangon water bus terminals

5 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Of the nine port terminals of the Yangon Water Bus service, the Myanma Port Authority is collecting rent from just two, said U Bo Soe, the Assistant General Manager of the port authority. "We are collecting rent of K700,000 per month from the No4 and...
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Results of fish survey set to be released

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The result of studies conducted last year by scientists on a Norwegian research vessel will be released within the next couple of months, the Department of Fisheries has announced. The research vessel RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen was in Myanmar from August to September ...
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YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region's North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 1...
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ေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြက ဘာတန္ဖိုးေတြရွိလဲဆိုတာ ရွာေဖြေတြ ့ရွိျခင္း

ဘာေၾကာင့္ေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြက တန္ဖိုးရွိေနရတာလဲ? သာမန္အားျဖင့္ေတာ့ ဒီေရတိမ္ေရ၀ပ္ေဒသေတြဟာ ျမိဳ ့ထဲနဲ ့ျမိဳ ့အနီးပါတ္၀န္းက်င္ေတြမွာ ပံုမွန္မဟုတ္တဲ့ ေရၾကီးေရလ်ွံမႈေတြ ၾကံဳေတြ ့လာရင္ ေတြ ့ရေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။ လူအမ်ားစုဟာ ရႊံႏြံေတြ စိမ့္ေျမေတြ ေရကန္ေတြ ကိုေတြ ့လိုက္ရင္ အနာဂါတ္မွာ အေဆာက္အဦးေတြေဆာက္မယ့္ေနရာ၊ လမ္းေ...
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Chindwin Basin biodiversity faces serious threats, urgent conservation measures needed, say SEI’s scientists

SEI scientists say Myanmar's rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin's flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources. ​ Written by Rajesh Daniel ​| Stockholm Envrionment I...
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River Flood Analysis and Modelling - Interview with Myanmar Delegates

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The institute offers MSc and PhD Programmes as well as a wide range of short courses. These intensive and highly specialized short courses are effective f...
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Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups

27 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Residents of Amarapura township , Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said U Maung Maung Oo, leader of the Natural Green Alliance. The city said it would build...
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Locals asked to be alert of crocodiles in rivers Ayeyarwady Delta

22 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - With the mating season of crocodiles on, officials with the Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary have asked locals in Bogale, Pyapon, and Mawlamyingyun townships of Ayeyawady Region to be on the alert while bathing in the Ayeyarwady River. They have al...
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Myanmar Climate Change Policy (2019) – (ENG & MYA)

The Myanmar Climate Change Policy and the related Mya nmar Climate Change Strategy and Master Plan (2018-2030) as a guiding policy and strategic framework are hereby adopted precisely to ensure that we take concrete, coordinated and sustained action over the long-term to transform Myanmar into a low...
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