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UN-Habitat participated in the 2nd Earthquake Forum of Yangon Region

   13-14 July 2018, Yangon Technical University, Yangon According to its geological location, Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city is situated only about 30 kilometers away from the Sagaing fault. The population of Yangon is about 10% of the whole country and city contributes to almost one third of national GDP. Yangon, not only the economic engine ...

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Handing Over of Multi-purposed Cyclone Shelter in Labutta

   12 June 2018 – A handing over ceremony of a Multi-purposed Cyclone Shelter together with an Overhead rain water harvesting tank and double unit toilet for Oo Yin Kone village of Labutta township took place on 10 June 2018. U Hla Maung Thein, Director General of Environmental Conservation Department, U Htun Hla, Parliamentarian of ...

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Handing Over Ceremony for European Union funded Multi-Purpose Flood Shelter & Emergency Water tank and Concrete Drainage

    A Handing Over Ceremony of Multi-Purpose Flood Shelter, Emergency Water tank and Concrete Drainages took place on April 24, 2018 in Ward No.14 in Pakokku, Magway Region. The European Union funded Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) Programme was designed to strengthen capacity in Government, private sector and civil society actors and to facilitate the ...

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Study visit of university students from Fukuoka to UN-Habitat, Myanmar

February 2018 With the coordination of the International Cooperation Study Program by Fukuoka Prefecture Government and the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and Pacific ROAP, six students from different universities in Fukuoka including Kyushu University, Jo Gakuin University, Seinan Gakuin University, University of Teacher Education made a three-day study visit to UN-Habitat, Myanmar and its ...

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HYLI 14th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative

   14th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative – Sustainable Urbanisation Through Collaborative Creation 10th – 13th July 2017 – Myanmar The 14th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI) was recently hosted in Yangon, Myanmar from 10th-13th July. HYLI’s mission is to identify and nurture potential Asian leaders who are among the best and brightest students in Asia. ...

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Handing over ceremony for Japan Funded Housing Project by UN-Habitat

      July 2, 2017 Yangon A Handing Over Ceremony for a unique housing project for the poorest and most vulnerable families took place this morning in Dagon Seikan Township in Yangon Region. The Government of Japan funded UN-Habitat to provide housing and basic services facilities for most poor and vulnerable families in the vicinity ...

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International Experience-Sharing Workshop on Slum Upgrading

  Yangon 28 April 2017 – UN-Habitat successfully held an international experience sharing workshop on slum upgrading, bringing together leading experts from the region and Myanmar  to help identify  possible solutions to Myanmar’s growing slum problem. UN-Habitat in partnership with DUHD, with support of Cities Alliance, invited four outstanding international experts on slum upgrading to ...

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Closing Ceremony of Training Course on National Level Carpentry and Masonry

   March 31, 2017 Closing Ceremony of 3rd National Carpenter Training, 2nd and 3rd National Masonry Training took place this morning under DFID funded BRACED project at Thuwanna Central Training Center, Ministry of Construction, Yangon Region. Training were jointly organized by the Ministry of Construction, Myanmar Engineering Society, National Skills Standard Authority and UN-Habitat, in order ...

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