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World Habitat Day in Myanmar

    World Habitat Day in Myanmar 3 October, 2016 Yangon, MYANMAR World Habitat Day, with the theme: Housing at the Centre, was celebrated in Myanmar as the Myanmar Government makes affordable housing a priority. On 2 October, UN Habitat representatives joined members of communities from a slum area in Hlaing Tharyar Township in Yangon’s ...

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Dr Joan Clos Message on World Habitat Day 2016

Dr Joan Clos Message on World Habitat Day 2016 Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Secretary-General of Habitat III Our cities and homes define who we are, in many ways. They determine whether we will have access to education and job opportunities. They define our ability to lead a healthy life and the level of our ...

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Opening Ceremony of Training Course on National Level Carpentry and Masonry

   September 5, 2016 Yangon. Opening Ceremony on “2nd National Level Carpenter Training and 1st National Level Mason Training” took place this morning under DFID funded BRACED project at Ministry of Construction Training Center, Thuwanna, Yangon Region. BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation for Climate Extremes and Disasters) is a 3 year DFID funded project implemented by ...

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Strengthening Community and Institutional Resilience to Natural Hazards in Myanmar

    New phase of ECHO funded MCCR project “Strengthening Community and Institutional Resilience to Natural Hazards in Myanmar” launched on 15th August 2016 in Yangon with Inception Workshop. MCCR composed of 6 organizations; Action Aid, Plan International, Oxfam, HelpAge, UNHABITAT, and ACF will undertake this project aiming to increase the disaster resilience of institutions, lifeline ...

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Celebration of the World Environment Day 5 June 2016

Nay Pyi Taw, 5 June 2016 — The President of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. U Htin Kyaw, addressed six-hundred participants, including the Media, today at the ceremony for the World Environment Day 2016 held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation ...

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Foundation Laid for Japan funded Housing Project by UN-Habitat

May 25, 2016 Yangon. A stone laying ceremony for a low-cost housing project took place this morning in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) 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 of the project area. The housing project is ...

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Pilot low-cost housing construction to address squatter settlements

Yangon has approximately 300,000 squatters, many are from Ayeyawady Region that arrived after Cyclone Nargis hit in 2008, and others are migrant workers from various rural areas that came to the former capital in search of job opportunities. After Hlainghthaya, Dagon Myo Thit (Seikkan), located in the eastern part of Yangon, ranks second with over ...

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MCCA and partners conducted a successful ASEAN Forum on Climate Change Adaptation with focus on formal and non-formal education on agriculture and food security

 Nay Pyi Taw, 7 March 2016 – MCCA and partners, led by Myanmar, conducted the ASEAN Forum on Improvement of Knowledge, Skills and Competence of Stakeholders in Climate Change Adaptation in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 7th to 9th March 2016. The Forum was organized in partnership with the Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of ...

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