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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Myanmar VP Urges Cooperative Approach

    5 Jul 2017- 09:18 by Local Press Report YANGON Xinhuanet News Myanmar's Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio has called for speeding up the country's water management, urging ministries concerned to work together for prevention of flooding and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/05/2017 - 09:18

  13. Myanmar Targets Toxic Bottled Water

    30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by Local Press Report YANGON Bangkok Post The Food and Drug Administration is once again taking aim at toxic drinking water, attempting to stop bacteria-laden and unregistered bottles from proliferating in the markets. Corporate Risk Po ...

    Local Press Report - 01/30/2017 - 15:23

  14. Parliamentary Commission Calls for New Water Law

    14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report NAYPYIDAW Myanmar Times The Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues called on the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to enact national legislation to address water resources management. Members of the com ...

    Local Press Report - 12/22/2016 - 10:19

  15. Myanmar Seeks $200 Million Foreign Loans

    16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by Local Press Report NAYPYIDAW Myanmar Times In a letter sent to the Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the President’s Office has proposed taking loans totalling more than US$200 million from the Asian Development Bank and the French ...

    Local Press Report - 09/16/2016 - 11:20

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