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Group plans water refill stations nationwide

​22 May 18 -  The Thant Myanmar group will launch a campaign next month to raise awareness about the environmental damage caused by disposable plastic water bottles by inaugurating water refilling stations nationwide. Myanmar's tradition of storing drinking water in clay pots is threatened by t...
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Yangon Residents Oppose $93M Development Plan, Cite Environmental Threats

21 May 18 -  Lawmakers and residents opposed the Yangon government's proposed development plan in the city's Mayangone Township, citing that the more than US$93 million project would pose environmental threats to the neighborhood. The Yangon regional government proposed 'Mayangon Villa,' a comm...
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Region Government plans to distribute water to Dala after monsoon

​ 24 Apr 2018 -  The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will start distributing water in Dala Township after this year's rainy season, according to Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The project has reached the water purification stage. The YCDC will carry out the distribution...
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Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) expected

​ 24 Apr 18 -  Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Gover...
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Over 2000 households need water in Shan State

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 April 2018 ​ Over 50 villages in three townships in Southern Shan State are suffering from water shortage and appealed for urgent water provisions, according to Shan civil society organisations (CSO). "Water shortages are growing year after year in this region. The...
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YCDC Approves Reservoir Safety Plan for Controversial Mega Project

Source: The Irrawaddy  Date: 09 April 2018  ​ YANGON—The city's municipal body has given permission to the developer of a controversial high-rise project to implement its proposed safety measures for a reservoir next to the project site. Yangon City Development Committee gave the green lig...
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New Yangon City to be Built on Land West of the Yangon River

​ H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government, announced the launch of New Yangon Development Company Ltd. ("NYDC") on 31st March 2018. The objective of NYDC is to create economic growth, homes and jobs via the development of land to the west of Yangon River.&n...
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Drinking water project to benefit 700 villagers

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 27 March, 2018 ​ The Township Rural Development Department has implemented the earthen lake construction project to supply drinking water to some 125 households in the summer. The project will directly benefit some 700 residents in Hsihsongon Village, Ta...
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Yangon’s water supply problems blamed on infrastructure woes

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 23 March 2018 Photo: Google Yangon has the highest non-revenue water (NRW) rate -- or water that do not go to the customers because of leaks or theft, among others -- in the Southeast Asia region because of aging water facilities, said U Myo Thein, deputy head of city...
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Thilawa to step up power and water supply by 2021

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 12 March 2018 Photo: Google ​ The infrastructure necessary for Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be fully completed within four years, according to Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC) and Japanese officials. These include roads, bridges, electricity, water ...
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13 townships in Mandalay to get water supply during summer

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 12 March 2018 ​According to the Rural Development Department, 13 townships in Mandalay will be provided with water supply during the summer. Safe drinking water is a nationwide priority. In the future, more drinking water supply will be based on pi...
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Drinking water quality standards out this year

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 9 March, 2018 Photo: Google ​ The government will issue national drinking water quality standards this year, the Occupational and Environmental Health Division (OEHD) announced on Thursday. Dr Kay Khine Aye, deputy director of the OEHD, said the standards have been un...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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WaterWorx in Mandalay: Sustainable access to drinking water in Myanmar Water Sector

Introduction  Following the recent news that Dutch company Vitens-Evides International (VEI) is going help Mandalay to improve its water supply system, we talked to VEI's project manager, Adriaan Ruijmschoot, about this initiative, called WaterWorX. In this interview, Adriaan talks about WaterW...
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Illegal drinking water plants choking Mandalay bottlers

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​ Illegal bottled water manufacturers are giving legitimate bottlers in Mandalay Region unfair competition, said Ma Su, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association. Ma Su said that only about 200 of the more than 6000 bottled water ...
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