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  1. Deadly Monsoon Downpours Cause Mass Displacement In Nepal, India, Pakistan Bangladesh, Myanmar

    16 Jul 2019- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New Delhi, India Monsoon rainfall has caused and mudslides across parts of Nepal, northern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar in recent days causing more than 100 deaths, and mass evacuations. UN chief An ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/16/2019 - 10:22

  2. Commission Seeks Durable Solutions To Mekong River Challenges

    25 May 2019- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Info BANGKOK, Thailand The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held its 7th Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok the week of May 20. The multi-stakeholder group focused on the achievements and lessons learned in cooperating on c ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/25/2019 - 07:00

  3. French Development Agency Funds Myanmar Hydropower Upgrades

    17 May 2019- 07:56 by Local Press Report YANGON The Irrawaddy The Union Parliament approved on Thursday a €35.7-million (US$40 million or 60-billion kyats) loan from Agence Française de Développement (or the French Development Agency) to be used for major ...

    Local Press Report - 05/17/2019 - 08:06

  4. More Drought Years Face Southeast Asia

    27 Apr 2019- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANDALAY, Myanmar Frequent drought occurences will intensify in Southeast Asia if actions are not taken now, a new study reports. Joint research from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2019 - 10:09

  5. Rampant Sand Mining Threatens Myanmar's Irrawaddy River

    14 Feb 2019- 11:58 by Local Press Report BAGO Frontier Myanmar Since 2010, a construction boom in Myanmar has fuelled sharp growth in the extraction of sand from the Irrawaddy River that is then used in cement and asphalt. Environmental groups say this dr ...

    Local Press Report - 02/14/2019 - 11:58

  6. Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys

    5 Feb 2019- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2019 - 12:37

  7. Myanmar Considers Alternatives To Controversial China-funded Dam, Cardinal Speaks Out Against Project

    3 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politicall ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2019 - 10:20

  8. First Casualties Reported After Myanmar Dam Breach

    31 Aug 2018- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar The collapse of a dam spillway in Central Myanmar has left four people dead and three missing, a government official confirmed August 31, the first casualties reported two days after a porti ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/31/2018 - 08:33

  9. Water Purification Plant For Letpadaungtaung Copper Mining Project

    2 Jul 2018- 13:53 by Local Press Report MONYWA Eleven Myanmar Thailand and Myanmar will invest $5 Million USD to build a water purification plant near Letpadaungtaung copper mining project in Monywa, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investm ...

    Local Press Report - 07/02/2018 - 13:53

  10. Further Manila Water Expansion in Southeast Asia

    4 Jun 2018- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The President of Manila Water last week announced the company's intention to grow its portfolio in Southeast Asia to 10 Percent of total revenue from the current 5 to 6 Percent (ABS-CBN ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  11. Myanmar Hydro Environmental Assessment Recommends Preservation Of River Mainstems

    29 May 2018- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPIDAW, Myanmar The government of Myanmar and the International Finance Corporation have released a draft strategic environmental assessment (SEA) report around the sustainability of the country’s hydropower ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  12. Sustainable Access Solutions Required in Myanmar's Magwe Region

    14 Mar 2018- 08:40 by Local Press Report Naypyidaw, Myanmar Myanmar Times The government needs to find sustainable ways to solve the yearly water shortage in Magwe Region, local residents who have been helping donate water for many villages in the region ...

    Local Press Report - 03/14/2018 - 08:40

  13. Myanmar: Villagers Renew Opposition to Yehwa Hydropower Plan

    12 Mar 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report TALONG The Myanmar Times Residents of Talong village in Shan State oppose the construction of the Yehwa dam and hydropower project and reject the appeal of the government to move out of their present homes, which c ...

    Local Press Report - 03/12/2018 - 08:20

  14. Myanmar Minister Hesitates over Big China-Funded Dams

    10 Nov 2017- 09:21 by Local Press Report NAYPYITAW Reuters Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar’s strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country’s new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-ba ...

    Local Press Report - 11/10/2017 - 09:21

  15. Mekong River Flows Threatened by Dam Construction

    26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report YANGON The Myanmar Times Thanapon Piman, research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute, has reported that the Mekong River’s flows have been greatly modified due to the large dam construction that has affe ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2017 - 10:39

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