Protecting livelihoods and nature on Inle Lake

The fear that haunts Ko Than Htoo, who is the main breadwinner for his five-member family, is that Inle Lake will one day dry up. He has been a boatman for over 25 years. Only two years ago he had to leave nearby Pekon Lake after the water level went down to the point of […]

Myanmar parliament approves foreign loan water treatment plant

Myanmar’s parliament yesterday approved a loan of Euro 29.96 million from the Netherlands FMO and ING Bank to build a water treatment plant with the capacity of 7 million gallons per day (MGD) in Pyigyidagun Township, Mandalay Region. A total of 14 MPs supported this loan plan in Union Parliament on June 5 in their […]