Water and sanitation

Development and assistance for water and sanitation

Water shortages in upper Myanmar

Kyar Kone Te Tike is a small town in Magwe division in central Myanmar, about 19 miles away from the Magwe Natmauk Road. Daw Mar Oo has lived here all of her life. Come summertime, finding drinking water is always a struggle. There are three small hand-dug ...

AUNG PHAY KYI SOE

Royal water project to reinvigorate farming

Pid Thong Lang Phra, a foundation dedicated to promoting the sufficiency economy vision of King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, has launched water-development schemes to address the scourge of mass unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Karan Supakitvilekakarn, director-general of the Royal Initiative Discovery Institute under Pid ...

CHATRUDEE THEPARAT & PENCHAN CHAROENSUTHIPAN

Calls on private sector to help achieve clean water targets

Consumption of clean water increased to 331 million cubic metres in 2019, as the government aims for its 2025 goal to have 100 percent of households in urban areas connected to potable water. According to current figures from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, 4.9 million ...

Chea Vannak

Mekong countries agree to equal funding of river commission by 2030

Water and environmental ministers from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam laid out their agenda for 2018 at the 24th Mekong River Commission Council in Pattaya.Keep reading ...

Keng Na Songkhla

Myanmar working to preserve eco-system in coastal areas, improve water management

As part of its environment protection efforts, Myanmar, a signatory of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, is taking measures targeting the conservation of the eco-system in coastal areas and striving to improve water resources management in the country. Keep reading   ...

China gives $240m in aid

China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing. Mr Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed six deals on Tuesday after a one-hour meeting to discuss ties between the nations. In ...

WB project to provide better sanitation and transportation in central VN

About 1.1 million residents of central coastal cities are expected to benefit from a World Bank project to provide better sanitation services and better transport infrastructure in the region, according to the bank. The funding for the Vietnam Coastal Cities Sustainable Environment Project, worth $236 ...

Market-based approach to development

Phav Daroath recently became the first Cambodian to be selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list for social entrepreneurship. The Post’s Matthieu de Gaudemar sat down with Daroath, the managing director of the local nonprofit organisation WaterSHED, to talk about the value of ...

Government’s emergency water supply ready for 500 villages nationwide

In case of water shortage this summer, the government has set aside emergency water supply for 500 villages around Myanmar. Rural Development Department director U Kyaw Thu Aung from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said surveys have revealed that villages in Mandalay Region, ...

Tap water supplier in Eastern region expects strong demand from EEC

Universal Utilities Group, which supplies tap water in the Eastern region of Thailand, plans to invest an average of Bt200 million a year to develop water-treatment systems, especially in Chachoengsao, Rayong, and Chon Buri provinces, to serve expected strong demand from the Eastern Economic Corridor. ...

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