​2 APRIL 2020 - Source: Burma News International - While thorough handwashing has been proven as an effective strategy to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State's camps say that the current water shortage prevents them from being able...
​31 MAR 2020 - Source: OOSKAnews - The six countries of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Mechanism (China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) have committed to further enhancement of water resource cooperation, most especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic."The epidemi...
​29 MAR 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - At a time when every effort is being made to ensure equitable urban development in Yangon, a host of various projects are being implemented not only in the downtown but also in the outskirts. The implementation of establishing a world-class w...
​23 MAR 2020 - Source: Mizzima - In Myanmar, limited groundwater resources must be used wisely to safeguard the livelihoods of thousands during the climate crisis.As we mark World Water Day, experts and communities alike will be sharing messages on water scarcity under climate change, emphasizi...
​19 MAR 2020 - Source:  Global New Light of Myanmar -  The Ministry of Transport and Communications submitted its National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution to seek the approval of National Disaster Management Committee yesterday.Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as...
​18 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay city residents can now pay municipal bills online, such as water and electricity, the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said.The committee introduced the Mandalay Smart Pay, or MSP Wallet app, in partnership with the government-owned Yada...
​15 MAR 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - With a growing number of people and changes in lifestyles, the population density has been gradually high in Yangon. When Yangon becomes a densely populated area, it leads to the limited safe drinking water available for the Yangonites to con...
​12 March 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), addressed the committee's first coordination meeting of the year at Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. He first reminded that these meetings aim t...
​11 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Chinese state-owned CITIC is set to initiate bidding for its environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant for its port project in central Rakhine following the environmental ministry's response to its project proposal.The Ministry of Natural Resources ...
​08 March 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mandalay Region has developed a mobile phone application to facilitate the delivery of water to communities with shortages during the summer, the region's Department of Rural Development said.The app can help the government ration water to the 51 villages in 13...
​02 March 20 - Source: www.mmtimes.com- The Fisheries Department declared a second marine protected area in Tanintharyi Region to protect endangered fish species and marine habitats. The new conservation area covers the coastal waters between Kawthoung township and Kau-ye Island, the department said...
2 MAR 2020 - Source: Myanmar Now -  The 500 residents of Karen state's Yedwingone village now depend on the charity of others for clean drinking water.Until recently, each of the 120 households in this village near the state capital Hpa-an got all the water it needed from its own well. But...
The workshop, which is one of the roadmap activities of Partners for International Businesses (PIB) for Urban Water and Water Logistics, was held at Yangon Parliament building in January 21. The opening speech was given by the Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government sharing the vision of becomi...
28 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The construction ministry inked a deal with a Thai firm to build a US$1 billion "smart city" in northeastern Yangon. The JV agreement - signed last Friday - would pave way to more than 30,000 new jobs and US$60 million in direct tax, the two sides said. The minist...
​The National Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan is the first national initiative aimed at institutionalising waste management and offers a visionary document and strategic guide to address key issues, needs and challenges whilst raising awareness amongst key stakeholders towards achieving a ...

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