Market Updates

Southeast Asia's challenges also bring about opportunities to create jobs, invest in infrastructure: Experts
Source: Seeking Alpha
Published on 5 October 2015

"An unfavourable rate ruling has sent shares down close to 30% for the year."

Southeast Asia's challenges also bring about opportunities to create jobs, invest in infrastructure: Experts
Source: Today Online
Published on 26 October 2015

"...The report also pointed out the need to reduce economic impact through better planning for community and business continuity. For example, cities in Southeast Asia have been badly affected after natural disasters like the floods and landslides in Myanmar this year. Apart from the financial costs of recovery, the report noted that the "psychological impact can continue for years."..."

YCDC searches for more water as households run dry
Source: Myanmar Times
Published on 22 October 2015

Only 60% of Yangon's water needs are being met, officials say. City authorities are hunting for fresh sources, even as work proceeds to fix leaky pipes that lose half the water they are supposed to carry.

Troubled Water: How access to clean water differs for families across the world
Source: Mashable

The global water crisis has greatly improved over the past 15 years, but it's far from over. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations' blueprint for tackling the world's most pressing issues, expire this year, allowing us to look at how far we've come as well as what we can do better with the next set of global targets - the Sustainable Development Goals.

Troubled waters ahead in Myanmar's economic boom
Source: mmtimes
Published on 18 June 2015

Bottled water is among the plethora of consumer industries set to take off as the country emerges from decades of isolated junta rule, putting more money in the pockets of the country's rich and a growing middle class.

Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam agree to boost cooperation
Source: Bangkok Post
Published on 22 June 2015

Nay Pyi Taw - The leaders of the four least-developed members of the Association of Southeast Nations - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam - agreed at a summit in Myanmar's capital Monday to promote cooperation in such areas as trade and investment, transport, agriculture, tourism and development of human resources.

Shell Inks Contract to Explore 3 Offshore Oil and Gas Blocks
Source: The Irrawaddy
Published on 6 February 2015

Royal Dutch Shell and its Japanese partner Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. (MOECO) signed an exploration and production sharing contract with state-owned firm Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) in Naypyidaw on Thursday for three offshore deep-water blocks.

Sustainable Hydropower Pitch for Burma Difficult to Swallow
Source: International Rivers
Published on 8 February 2015

Burma, or Myanmar, has recently become a lucrative destination for foreign investors, ever since the election a couple of years ago. For hyropower industry, the natural resource-rich country of Burma is among the last targets with high potential.

Myanmar Suffers Major Electricity Black Out
Source: Mizzima
Published on 18 February 2015

"Electric power to the whole country was cut at about 1:30pm on February 17 due to a breakdown of the national power grid between Pyinmana and and Paunglaung in upper Myanmar, U Saw Win Maung, Deputy Chief Engineer of the Yangon City Electricity Supply Board, told Mizzima"

Myanmar: DEWATS Promoted at MyanmarWater Expo 2014!
Published on 24 November 2014

"At this event, BORDA could demonstrate about DEWATS to both Public and Private sector visitors. MyanmarWater 2014 was a great occasion for networking and partnership building with different enterprises who work on water and wastewater treatment solutions."

Lifesavers: Technology that saves
Source: Myanmar Times
Published on 12 May 2014

"Technology" means using science to solve practical problems. Swiss-based company, Vestegaard has developed the LifeStraw, a way of turning any unsafe sludge into a source of safe drinking water, given out in a number of developing countries - including Myanmar.

MCDC pump houses fail to meet city's water demand
Source: Myanmar Times
Published on 12 May 2014

"People can't always get as much water as they want to use everyday. Wards are located far from the pump houses and it is difficult to get water," said U. Tint Lwin, Head of the Water and Cleaning Department under Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).

Water Supply Strains to Meet Demands of Growing Rangoon
Source: The Irrawaddy
Published on 28 March 2014

Pressure on Rangoon's water supply is growing as the urban population increases and construction work on new buildings and roads puts greater demand on the main pipe feeding the city.

Experts warn of groundwater depletion dangers
Source: Myanmar Times
Published on 12 May 2014

Overuse of groundwater in Yangon may lead to ground-sinking and saltwater intrusion.

Water Woes
Source: Mizzima
Published on 12 April 2014

The absence of chlorine in water in Yangon is not drinkable and often contains iron and microbiological content exceeds the preferred limit as well as coliform bacteria also pose a problem.