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‘Safe drinking water key to country’s growth’

According to WaterAid, a clean-water non-profit NGO, diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills almost 800 children a day around the world. 25 Mar 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) urgently need to be prioritised globally as one third of the global hea...
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Yangon’s ‘new city’ plan raises a billion-dollar question

 With the New Yangon City project, the government needs to learn the lessons of Myitsone and Kyaukphyu. By SITHU AUNG MYINT | FRONTIER ON JANUARY 12, the Chinese embassy in Yangon issued a statement that mentioned the US$.3.6 billion Myitsone dam project, suspended by the government since 2011,...
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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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Working towards a Resilient Yangon, uncovering the water needs and challenges in Thaketa township

Since October 2018 a coalition of Dutch water organisations is working together in the 'Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon' (UWLY) program to support the Yangon Regional Government in Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges. The UWLY program, to run for three years as part of the Dutch Go...
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Myanmar should develop domestic production to grow local economy: Czech Republic

Myanmar should develop domestic production to grow local economy: Czech Republic

11 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar should enhance domestic production and develop its local markets, says Mr Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, during a talk entitled "Economic Transition: The Czech Experience and its Relevance for Myanmar" last week....
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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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Private water pumps to be allowed at Mandalay’s Thingyan

07 March 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Private water pumps will be allowed beside the moat during Thingyan celebrations in Mandalay from April 13 to 16, said U Thet Naing, deputy head of the Revenue Department of the Mandalay City Development Committee. Although the MCDC allowed applications for perm...
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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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Paying too much for drinking water? Here is what you can do

In Myanmar, as in many other Southeast Asian countries, you cannot drink water from the tap. Buying water is expensive and conventional treatment methods are inconvenient. A Dutch couple made it their mission to make getting safe drinking water much easier. After being highly successf...
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Groundwater and Health

ေျမေအာက္ေရႏွင့္က်န္းမာေရး၊ (Groundwater & Health) အပိုင္း ၃

က။ ေသာက္သံုးေရအတြက္ စက္ေရတြင္းတူးရန္ ေနရာေရြးခ်ယ္ပါက ေအာက္ပါတို႔ကို အဓိကစဥ္းစားပါရန္။ ၁။ မိလႅာအညစ္အေၾကးစြန္႔ကန္၊ပိုက္လိုင္းမ်ားႏွင့္အနဲဆံုးေပ(၅၀)ကြာေ၀းရန္ ၂။ အသံုးမျပဳသည့္တြင္းႏွင့္အနဲဆုံးေပ(၅၀)ကြာေ၀းရန္ ၃။ ျခံ၀န္းအတြင္းရိွက်င္းအိမ္သာႏွင့္အနဲဆံုးေပ(၅၀)ကြာရန္ ၄။ စြန္ျပစ္ပစၥည္းအမွုိက္ပံုႏွင့္အနဲဆံုးေပ...
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ေရ သယံဇာတ ထိန္းသိမ္းေရး

​အက်ဥ္းခ်ဴပ္ အေရးပါးဆံုးေသာ ေရခ်ိဳသယံဇာတမ်ား မညစ္ညမ္းေစရန္နွင့္ သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ကို တန္ဖိုးထားတတ္ေစရန္ ေဆာင္ရြက္သင့္သည့္အခ်က္မ်ားကို ဖတ္ရွဴရမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ လူသားဘ၀ ရွင္သန္ရပ္တည္နုိင္ေရး၊ ဖြံျဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးတို႕အတြက္ တစ္နုိင္တစ္ပိုင္ ေဆာင္ရြက္နုိင္သည့္ လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားျဖစ္ပါသျဖင့္ ကိုယ္စီကိုယ္ငွာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ၾကပါ...
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Japanese company offers new wastewater solution

18 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A Japanese company says it has developed new wastewater treatment technology for buildings and industry that is more effective in protecting the environment. IGE Energy Co Ltd introduced PVA gel, or polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel, which it said immobilises harmful mic...
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Groundwater and Health

ေျမေအာက္ေရႏွင့္ က်န္းမာေရး၊ (Groundwater & Health) အပိုင္း ၂

ေျမေအာက္ေရတြင္ေပ်ာ္၀င္ေနသည့္ဓါတ္ပစၥည္းမ်ား၏စံႏွန္းသတ္မွတ္ခ်က္ႏွင့္က်န္းမာေရးသက္ေရာက္မူ႔မ်ား (Dissolved Chemical Properties, Standard (WHO2011) and Health Impact & Remarks) (အသံုးျပဳသည့္ယူနွစ္ = မီလီဂရမ္ပါလီတာ (mg/l =milligrams/liter, or parts per million (ppm ); Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NT...
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The Gyo Phyu Pipeline and his companions - A Renovation Project of Pipeline

The idea is not to promote our company but to promote collaboration by Raphael Monnier ​We made an interview with Raphael Monnier who is the co-founder of Yangon-based architecture and design company Blue Temple. He shared his thoughts and visions about renovation of Gyo Phyu pipeline. Mon...
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Groundwater and Health

ေျမေအာက္ေရႏွင့္က်န္းမာေရး၊ (Groundwater & Health) အပိုင္း ၁

​စကားဦး (Preface) ။ ။ျမန္မာႏိွင္ငံတြင္ေျမေအာက္ေရကိုစက္ေရတြင္းမ်ား၊ လက္တူးတြင္းမ်ားက တဆင့္ထုတ္ယူသံုးစြဲေနၾကသည္မွာ လြတ္လပ္ေရးမရမွီေခတ္ကစ၍ ယေန႔အထိပင္ျဖစ္သည္။ (၁၉၈၈)ခုႏွစ္ေနာင္းပုိင္းကစ၍ ပိုမိုမ်ားျပားစြာ ထုတ္ယူသံုးစြဲလာၾကသည္။ ေသာက္သံုးေရ၊စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရ၊ စက္ရံုအလုပ္ရုံသံုးေရ၊ ေမြးျမဴေရးလုပ္ငန္းသံုးေရ၊ စသ...
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