20 May 2013 - 07:46 by Local Press Report
YANGON (Eleven Myanmar) — The Yangon City Development Committee has signed an agreement with the SK Engineering Construction last Friday to conduct feasibility surveys on the water supply from Kokkowa River to Hlinethaya
3 May 2013 - 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — Tomás Ojea Quintana, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, this week expressed support for the recommendations released by the Rakhine Investigation Commission, a 27-m
22 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
YANGON (The Myanmar Times) — Yangon City Development Committee is working with Shwe Taung Development Company and a South Korean firm to develop new water resources for Yangon. While YCDC supplies 150 million gallons of
14 Mar 2013 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooper
21 Feb 2013 - 11:33 by Local Press Report
NAYPYIDAW (Eleven Myanmar) — Environmentalists are urging the government to protect the source of the country's most important river, the Ayeyarwady, by turning the watershed of the Maykha and Malikha rivers into a national
4 Feb 2013 - 10:41 by Local Press Report
YANGON (Eleven Myanmar) — A five-year development plan for Yangon will cost $2.245 billion USD to implement, with the government of Japan likely to provide a low-interest $500 million loan, according to Yangon City projec
25 Jan 2013 - 10:57 by Local Press Report
RANGOON (Mizzima (Myanmar)) — While construction work at the Myitsone Dam has been completely suspended, Chinese contractor CPI expressed hope that it will resume again after Thein Sein’s tenure as Burma’s President expires in
24 Jan 2013 - 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Japanese businesses operating in Thailand retain confidence in the country’s long-term water management plan, and the government is planning additional infrastructure development to further bolster
21 Dec 2012 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, KANKONE — Ongoing protests by Myanmar villagers and Buddhist monks have stopped operations at the country’s largest copper mine, which is partly owned by China.
6 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Indonesia, JAKARTA — As part of an effort to boost economic growth, Indonesia is ready to offer 14 major infrastructure projects valued at $6.1 billion USD to the private sector next year.
15 Nov 2012 - 10:58 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Webwire) — Since unrest broke out in Rakhine State in Myanmar in June, UNICEF has provided urgently needed help to save severely malnourished children, to prevent water borne diseases and to provide basic nec
8 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malaysia, SANDAKAN — Environmental activists representing 11 Southeastern Asian nations have critized Malaysia’s plans to build 12 mega-dams in Sarawak state, citing the “inefficiency, failure and destruction” of simil
7 Nov 2012 - 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — The World Bank last week approved a $245 million USD aid package -- $80 million USD as a grant and $165 million as a no-interest loan -- for support to Myanmar’s reform efforts.
5 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, PU’ER — Experts warn that China’s most recent hydropower project on the Mekong River, the Nuozhadu Dam, poses a threat to the river’s ecosystem.
4 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — Backed by local activists, a group of ethnic Kachin villagers plans to sue China Power Investment Co.
7 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, MANDALAY — Mandalay City Development Committee in Myanmar expects to finish a project to improve water supply in the city by the end of March 2013, the Myanmar Times reported this week.
27 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — More than 1,000 residents of 12 villages in northwestern Myanmar held a rare protest on August 22 over confiscation of their land for expansion of the country’s largest copper mine, which is partly
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Kingdom, BATH — Some of Asia’s key growth economies have the highest financial risk from natural disasters due to the high exposure of their cities and trading hubs to events such as flooding, earthquakes and cycl
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Work has started up again on a controversial $3.5 billion USD dam across the Mekong River in Laos, the project’s Thai developer said yesterday, despite Laotian claims it had been paused after compl
9 Aug 2012 - 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Myanmar and Thai health authorities are cooperating on efforts to contain the spread of malaria and dengue fever along the two countries' border after a severe outbreak of the two diseases was dete
6 Aug 2012 - 10:08 by Local Press Report
MYANMAR, YANGON (The Myanmar Times) — One small office at Yangon’s Inya Lake Hotel is now home to two of the biggest names in international banking: the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. It makes “cents” for new Myanmar
25 Jul 2012 - 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are considering creating an Africa water private-public partnership fund, according to JICA P
19 Jul 2012 - 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — Half of the 800,000 people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state lack access to clean water, and water-borne diseases among the main causes of death in the state, according to medical workers in the area.
16 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — More than 1,200 hectares of paddy fields in Thone Kwa township in southern Rangoon have been destroyed by flooding following heavy monsoon rains this month.
9 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — The Myanmar government has approved a controversial dam project on the Salween River in Karen state, environmental NGO International Rivers said last week.
5 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — Myanmar has developed standards on pesticide residue in drinking water as part of a larger safe drinking water policy that will be adopted soon, according to government officials.
1 May 2012 - 14:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TOKYO, Japan — Japan will commit some $7.5 billion USD in official development assistance to countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region in 2013-2015 to support their efforts to meet the UN Millennium Developmen
24 Apr 2012 - 09:16 by Local Press Report
SAIGAO (Democractic Voice of Burma) — Full Story - The construction of a gas pipeline connecting western Burma’s Arakan state and sout
4 Apr 2012 - 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — Voting was suspended in Myanmar’s Kachin state during the elections last week, due to recent violent clashes over the Myitsone Dam project.
28 Mar 2012 - 07:26 by Local Press Report
YANGON (Myanmar Times) — Yangon residents have criticized Yangon City Development Committee over its failure to inform the public of a break in a water pipeline that left many townships without water for three days last
14 Mar 2012 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — Representatives of 130 organizations from 20 countries held demonstrations on March 1 to protest the China-Burma dual oil and gas pipelines, citing social and environmental concerns.
14 Mar 2012 - 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
vientiane, laos — Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos.
5 Mar 2012 - 10:04 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — Hydrotek, a leading construction and engineering management firm, expects revenue to double this year with planned water management expansion abroad.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:04 by Local Press Report
YANGON (The Myanmar Times) — A national water policy should be drafted before it is too late to sustain and develop the country’s water resources, a retired deputy director general of the Irrigation Department said last mont
28 Feb 2012 - 22:45 by Local Press Report
HANOI (VietnamNet Bridge) — “The rice bowl of Southeast Asia is severely under threat because of irrigation practices and inadequate river flows in the (Mekong) delta,” said Arjun Thapan, a senior ADB advisor on infrastructur
21 Feb 2012 - 23:21 by Local Press Report
RANGOON (Mizzima (Myanmar)) — Water in Rangoon, already in short supply in some areas, is going to cost more starting April 1.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:19 by Local Press Report
YANGON (Bernama (Malaysia)) — Myanmar and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed on a country program action plan as part of their cooperation.
15 Feb 2012 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Chennai-based water treatment solutions provider Salacia Water Technology wants to tap into the Middle East and South Asian markets, while at the same time working to consolidate its position in
15 Feb 2012 - 08:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — The Chinese government is pressuring neighboring Myanmar to resume the controversial Myitsone Hydropower Dam project in Kachin state.