Piloting river basin management in the Bago Sub-basin, experiences and recommendations

The aim of the IWRM project has been to pilot the development of a coordinated River Basin Management Plan. The report presents the procedures applied and the experiences gained as part of this pilot in the Bago River Sub-basin during the period2015 - 2018. The report explains the basic principles f...
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Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar

​The aim of the study has been to give important and improved knowledge about aquatic macrophytes and phytoplankton biodiversity in the Indawgyi Lake. The survey took place in September 2017 and included physical measurements, water chemistry, phytoplankton, and aquatic macrophytes.   Download ...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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Bridge project stirs property prices in Dala

07 Jan 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - Property prices in Dala Township are rising after construction of a bridge linking Dala to downtown Yangon was finally given the green light on December 24, 2018 after six years of deliberation. Expected to be completed in three and a half years, the US$138 millio...
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Union Minister for SWRR inspects river erosion in Minbu Township

06 Jan 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye arrived yesterday in Nabe Ban Village and Mon Kyo Village in Minbu Township, Magway Region, to inspect the status of moving the villages to new locations, as the original sit...
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New Thanlyin bridge project gets go-ahead

04 Jan 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The acceptance of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which will be used for the construction of a second bridge across the Bago River connecting Thanlyin and Yangon has been approved, said a Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Lwin Ko Latt. The first in...
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State Counsellor launches Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) project

​25 Dec 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ground breaking ceremony to launch construction of the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge in Dala, Yangon Region yesterday. At the ceremony, the State Counsellor pressed a button to drive a pile to...
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Outcomes from the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy was held in Yangon, Myanmar, on 4-6 December. The theme of this year's Forum was 'Economic Development and the Rivers of the Greater Mekong', focusing on ways in which economic, environmental and so...
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Australia and Myanmar renew MoU for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management

21 Dec 18 - Source: Australian Water Partnership - Australia and Myanmar have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on Integrated Water Resources Management. The MoU was signed by Australia's Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Jeremy Kruse, and Secretary for Myanmar's National Wa...
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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector,...
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Reflections and personal experiences during 3-day training course of user-friendly application – RainMyanmar

​On December 5-7, I went to the satellite-based remote sensing training at Yangon Technological University (YTU). The training course is for 3 days and is organised by FutureWater , VanderSat and HKV companies, organized in partnership with TU Delft and within the "Leapfrogging Delta Management in M...
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Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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SEA Of The Hydropower Sector In Myanmar Resources

SEA – Final Report For Stakeholder Review The SEA Final Report recommends a balance between hydropower development and natural resource protection in each major river basin in Myanmar, contributing to the healthy functioning of these rivers for the next century and beyond. It also recommends im...
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Bago River Awareness Raising started gathering tons of audiences

​Public awareness and inclusiveness of local community are the characteristics of improvement signatures in building sustainable development. Besides, it is uneasy to make local people attractive to participate in one campaign. I reached out one of the public awareness campa...
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Neglecting Myanmar’s biodiversity means cost and conflict for businesses

23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar TImes -  Myanmar's private sector needs to identify the impact of their businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems early on to avoid cost and conflict, a recent report states. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently published a briefing pa...
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