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48 Hours Myanmar World Water Day 2019 #LeavingNoOneBehind

Over 300 water-minded people travelled to the capital of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to celebrate Myanmar's World Water Day (5-6 March). It is a mean of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year's glob...
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Country Update Myanmar 2018-12

​This Country Update summarizes some recent development in a number of sub-sectors in or are relevant to the water sector in Myanmar. Urban Development  Water Supply Water Technology Port Development & Inland Waterways And in the end, upcoming events in 2019 are shown. For further enquiries...
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Overexploitation of Groundwater and Consequence in Greater Yangon

​This presentation is presented by Daw Than Than Soe and written by U Myint Thein, an advisory member of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) during World Water Day 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. The presentation pointed out - (1) In Yangon, There are no outstanding of Marine Clay especially in city down...
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World Water Day 2019 commemorated in Nay Pyi Taw

7 March 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Nay Pyi Taw commemorated World Water Day 2019 at its Myanmar International Convention Centre II yesterday where Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Chairperson of National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), delivered a speech. History of National Water ...
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Myanmar suggests tax exemption to firms investing in new Yangon project

05 March 19 - Source: Saigon Giai Phong Online - Myanmar is offering zone-wise tax exemption to enterprises investing in the new Yangon city project. This aims to attract more investors to the city expansion project being implemented on lands to the west of Yangon river, according to the Myanmar Inv...
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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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Yangon in 2019 – A Water Wise City - Community of Practices Workshop

To understand the water management efforts planned for 2019, this community of practice (CoP) workshop explored prospective water management activity in the Yangon and its region through the collaborative opportunities between various water professionals. At this workshop on January 23, Dr Piet File...
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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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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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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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Dutch expertise to support Yangon’s water management

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon's regional government will receive support to tackle challenges regarding urban water and water logistics by a coalition of Dutch companies and organisations. The companies signed an agreement with the authorities to improve water supply, resour...
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UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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Dutch Consortium Signs 3-Year Agreement to Support the Yangon Region with Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges.

A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics . The agreement is signed under t...
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Second Day of MyanmarWater 2018 Conference - Sustainable Urban Water Management Session

​ In developing countries including Myanmar, urban water security is still one of the great challenges under the Sustainable Development Goals. Fast-growing urban population creates high demands for urban water consumption. Integrated approaches are necessary to ensure that the management, developme...
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