Written by Thadoe (Wai) & Xavier Tezzo | WorldFish Need for improved fisheries research With most of its population residing in coastal areas and within the mega Delta of the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar depends on its fisheries as a critical source of food, employment, and revenue. The country not...
Some worry that despite financial and social costs, much of the electricity proposed dam will generate will be exported.​ 14 Aug 19 - Source: Al Jazeera - Myanmar government officials claim a hydroelectricity project along the Tanintharyi River could significantly benefit the Southeast Asian nation....
13 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Local people said that they had concerns over building a dam on Tanintharyi River in Tanintharyi Township, Myeik district, at a workshop titled, 'Our hunger for energy', at Shan Chaung Ward, Kalwin village-tracts, Myeik on August 12. Foreign and domestic companies are s...
06 Aug 19 - Source: Irrawaddy - PATHEIN, Irrawaddy Region—Water transportation services have been shut down in parts of Irrawaddy Region on Monday due to heavy rains and strong winds, according to the regional private vessels supervisory committee. The committee has instructed all private ferry oper...
Introduction  A series of activities to support Yangon Region Government (YRG) in tackling urban water and logistics challenges of Yangon have been done within nine months after the launch of Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon program (UWLY). On 23rd of July, the UWLY consortium has com...
30 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ayeyarwady River, dubbed the lifeblood of Myanmar and home to a threatened species of dolphin, is being suffocated by tonnes of plastic being dumped into it every day. It has been ranked the ninth most polluted river in the world, behind the Philippines' Pasi...
29 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, overflowed 2.1 feet above its 340 feet mark yesterday morning and officials put up green flags to notify local residents of the emergency level 1 situation, according to the local irrigation an...
29 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Co., Ltd delivered the Ayeyawady basin new multi-purpose vessel BH-101 to the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communication during a...
22 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The level of water in the Ayeyawady River, which crossed the danger mark on 21 July in Mandalay, is expected to recede over the next few days, according to the upper Myanmar weather bureau. "The river stopped rising on Sunday. We forecast the water ...
21 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A new bridge crossing the Shwegyin Creek in Shwegyin Township, Bago Region has been completed recently.Construction of the bridge commenced in the first week of December last year. The bridge was built with Ks. 7 billion funds for the fiscal year 20...
​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...
​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​ ByThompson Chau, Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme under ...
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...
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...
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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