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  1. Myanmar Province Plans Privatization Of Water Distribution

    7 Sep 2019- 05:29 by Local Press Report YANGON Xinhuanet Myanmar's Yangon municipal authorities have planned to privatize water distribution as part of its efforts to deal with water pipe leakage, water losses and staff shortage, according to the Yan ...

    Local Press Report - 09/07/2019 - 05:29

  2. Myanmar Communities Not Adequately Consulted About Dam Building Program

    13 Aug 2019- 04:55 by Local Press Report YANGON Frontier Myanmar Plans to build dams on the Tanintharyi River would affect about 32,000 people in communities that have never been adequately consulted, according to a report by three Karen civil society gro ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2019 - 05:02

  3. Monsoon Continues To Wreak Havoc In South Asia

    28 Jul 2019- 05:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India More than 25 million people in South Asia have been affectedby recent torrrential monsoon rains, with at least 500,000 displaced and at least 600 reported dead in monsoon-related incidents across ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2019 - 11:14

  4. Thailand Authorities Address Historically Low Mekong Water Levels

    22 Jul 2019- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has admitted that the Thai government can not directly mitigate the recent drop in Mekong River water levels, but looked to the resum ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:19

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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