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Myanmar’s first advanced landfill to open in Mandalay

Myanmar’s first level-4 sanitary landfill with leachate treatment facilities is being built in Kyauk Kyan Taung in Mandalay city, said U Kyaw San Myint of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC). Ordinary landfills can significantly damage the environment, but level-4 sanitary landfills with leachate treatment facilities can clear contaminants from the soil. “We’ll carry out […]

RecyGlo cleans up in recycling

Coloured waste bins line the walls of RecyGlo’s office in Yangon. Blue is for paper, red for plastic, green for aluminium and black for general waste. The waste is being separated for recycling. “If the plastic, glass and cans that we discard daily are not systematically sorted, recycled and reused, it will have an impact […]

GAP system encouraged for export in Myanmar

The department of agriculture is implementing growing of vegetables and culinary crops such as rice, beans, pulses and corn using a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) system in some States and Regions which could help Myanmar’s agricultural industry better access export markets. Coffee grown with the GAP system enters international market successfully. In order to export […]

Mandalay public works trucks to be fitted with GPS tracking

TenderS have been invited for a GPS system to be installed on garbage and sewage trucks in Mandalay city, according to the city development committee. “We provided 50 new vehicles including silt trucks and garbage trucks to the Sanitation Department, and the Road, Bridges and Building Department in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. “We have tested […]

Rangoon Chief Minister: ‘Public Support Is Our Strength’

RANGOON — When Phyo Min Thein was appointed Chief Minister of Rangoon Division in late March, the 46-year-old National League for Democracy lawmaker knew he would face multiple challenges, from deteriorating infrastructure to controversial development projects to foreign investment. The two-time political prisoner—who spent a total of 15 years behind bars—said that he learned perseverance […]

Myanmar signs MoU with South Korea for a 500-megawatt power plant

Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea to build a 500-megawatt power plant which will use natural gas and garbage to generate power. The signing ceremony was held between Myanmar’s Hexa International Company and Korea Western Power jointly with Korea Electrical Manufacturers Association on September 3 at Sedona Hotel in Yangon. […]