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Myanmar ups efforts to save marine, wildlife

04 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - "Life below water: for people and planet" was the theme of World Wildlife Day 2019, which was celebrated on Sunday to raise awareness about the world's wild animals and plants. "The theme means that marine diversity is also very important to conserve for sustain...
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Biodiversity, people’s livelihoods at risk in Chindwin River Basin

26 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Chindwin River, the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River, is vital to the lives of thousands of communities in Myanmar. Its basin ecosystem offers ecological services and biological diversity that provide the essential needs for six million people, from d...
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A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

A Role Play of Wetlands in Yangon

​This article is a feature article dedicated to World Wetlands Day 2019. We prefer to write about the wetlands in Yangon, additionally, which can be created into public spaces without losing its essence. Therefore, the interview talk from Raphael Monnier gave valuable input for showing the importanc...
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“Saving the Chindwin” Campaign aims to increase public awareness

“Saving the Chindwin” Campaign aims to increase public awareness

​​ Date ​17th February, 2019 (Sunday) ​ Starting Point ​ Front of CRBO office, Monywa, Sagaing Region ​ Campaign Area ​Around CRBO office (nearby City Hall), Kyauk-Saung Jetty and Shipping area ​ Participants ​Hon. Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing of the Sagaing Regional Government, and other Minister...
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Dams help in socio-economic development

20 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - As civilizations developed, there was a greater need for water supply, irrigation, flood control, navigation, water quality, sediment control and energy. A serious challenge to climatic adaptation is represented by struggling with irregular and unreliable freshwater sup...
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FMO and WWF agree to develop bankable water projects in Myanmar and Zambia

​The Dutch Development Bank will fund the development of potential wastewater treatment projects in the Irrawaddy and Kafue river basins 17 Feb 19 - Source: WWF - Like most countries, Myanmar and Zambia are facing worsening water risks with their rivers and freshwater resources under ever-increasing...
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‘Our land is collapsing around us’: Ayeyarwady at risk from rampant sand mining

Irresponsible sand mining in the Ayeyarwady River is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation's rice bowl. ​ By HEIN KO SOE and CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 16, about 250 residents of Thet Thit Kyun village tract in Bago Region sailed in...
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Water, traffic projects set to improve Yangon

​12 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Yangon has been striving to cope with the demands of modernisation ever since the military junta that ruled the country for over half a century gave way to the pressure of reforms nearly a decade ago. The city's ageing infrastructure, some of which dates back to ...
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Crack in Taungnawin Dam no risk to safety - Authorities

11 Feb 19 - Source: Mizzima - The crack at a dam in Myanmar's Bago region poses no risk to public safety following several earthquakes that jolted Paukkaung, Bago region last year, Xinhua reported quoting an initial assessment of the Myanmar Dams National Committee. The crack at the earthen embankme...
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Our wetlands are worth saving

05 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The theme of World Wetlands Day 2019 on Saturday – Wetlands and Climate Change – was aimed at encouraging people to conserve wetlands to mitigate climate change, said U Thein Aung of the Myanmar Bird and Nature Society. Myanmar has many wetlands, which consist of ...
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To His Majesty - An Extraterrestrial Discovered Ayeyarwady River

This article is based on the recent trip on Ayeyarwady river by Mr.Piet Filet. This review is the joining force of the water expert and the one who love to write To His Majesty King Toartrogenm Palace Phobos, Mars To his Most Excellent Majesty, King of Mars, May it please your Majesty, With the duti...
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Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects embankment maintenance works in Nyaungdon

3 Feb 2019 - Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar - National Natural Disaster Management Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio accompanied by Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irri...
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Yangon Water Bus to Twante

25 Jan 2019 - Source: Myanmar Times - Botahtaung Terminal is a nice place to spend some time on a warm sunny day. You could put together a picnic and enjoy the Yangon river until sunset, that is, unless you have somewhere you need to be. That's really why people crowd there – to take the Yangon wate...
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Myanmar Transport Sector Policy Note - River Transport (2016)

This report proposes that the government should make improving the Yangon to Mandalay navigation channel and terminals a major initiative. The World Bank, in cooperation with the Government of the Netherlands, is already providing assistance and financing, but resources made available in the range o...
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Conserving biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin in Myanmar

How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
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