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  1. 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

  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 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

  4. Pyay Fails to Curb Cholera Outbreak

    29 Jul 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report PYAY Myanmar Times From July 11 to July 25, more than 144 people have arrived at Pyay General Hospital with severe diarrhoea, according to health officials. As of yesterday, 37 patients were receiving antibiotic tr ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2016 - 09:32

  5. JICA to Help Upgrade Yangon’s Aging Sewer System

    16 Oct 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report YANGON Myanmar Times With help from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, colonial era sewage and sludge treatment plants, will be replaced starting next year. These will serve all 33 Yangon townships and the ...

    Local Press Report - 10/16/2015 - 08:28

  6. Report Finds Those Displaced by Myanmar’s Upper Paunglaung Dam Face Increased Poverty, Food and Water Insecurity

    8 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar The people displaced to make way for Myanmar’s 140-megawatt Upper Paunglaung Dam on the Paunglaung River have experienced an increase in poverty, as well as food security issues, water shortages ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/08/2015 - 10:02

  7. Floods Lead to Water Shortages in Myanmar

    20 Aug 2015- 10:07 by Local Press Report YANGON Thomson Reuters Foundation Authorities are racing to clean contaminated water sources in flood-hit parts of Myanmar, while distributing bottled water, chlorine powder and purification tablets as they struggl ...

    Local Press Report - 08/20/2015 - 10:07

  8. Myanmar's Rakhine State Still Struggling With Access to Water, Healthcare: ICRC

    10 Sep 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Communities affected by the violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state earlier this year still face problems accessing clean water and health care, the International Committee of the Red ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/10/2014 - 10:23

  9. UN Warns of Increasing Water-Borne Disease Risk in Myanmar Camps

    22 May 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report YANGON Thomson Reuters Foundation Deteriorating living conditions and a looming rainy season are increasing the risk of waterborne diseases in the sprawling, squalid displacement camps in western Myanmar where tens ...

    Local Press Report - 05/22/2014 - 09:59

  10. Children in Myanmar’s Kachin State Face Health Risks Due to Conflict, Displacement: UNICEF

    23 Apr 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYITKYINA, Myanmar The violence between central government forces and rebels in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state has put the health of thousands of displaced people, including an estimated 1,000 children, at ri ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/23/2014 - 10:23

  11. ADB to Provide $4 Million Grant to Myanmar

    4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by Local Press Report MANILA Asian Development Bank A new $4 million grant funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help bring much-needed water and sanitation improvements ...

    Local Press Report - 03/04/2014 - 15:07

  12. Chinese Investors Looking to Restart Myanmar’s Controversial Myistone Dam Project

    2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYITKYINA, Myanmar The China Power Investment (CPI) company is trying to restart work on the controversial Myistone Dam project located on the Irrawaddy River just north of Myitkyina, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/02/2013 - 10:02

  13. Clinton Global Initiative Launches Clean Water Social Media Campaign

    25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States During its annual meeting this week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) launched a three-day social media campaign to raise awareness and funds for clean drinking water. Chelsea Cl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/25/2013 - 10:13

  14. Chinese Activities in Mekong Basin Have Negative Environmental Impacts

    29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” publis ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/06/2013 - 10:46

  15. Japanese Agency Providing Sanitation, Electricity to Rural Myanmar

    22 Aug 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report NAYPYIDAW Eleven Myanmar Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) will spend US$170 million in providing electricity and sanitation to rural areas across Myanmar. The Japanese government has provided US$900 mi ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2013 - 09:51

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