Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis - World Bank Group
The Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) draws on a comprehensive analysis on the country’s environment and natural resources challenges and identifies strategic recommendations to address the causes behind the degradation as well as to promote improved environmental management, investment and expenditure practices. The situation
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis : Forest Resources Sector Report
Myanmar is rich in natural resources and is a global biodiversity hotspot. Myanmar's forests and fishing industry are two significant contributors to the economy, and yet these sectors are also potentially under threat from over exploitation and mismanagement.
Myanmar Country Forest Note - World Bank
Myanmar’s rich tropical forests have historically sustained a sizeable timber industry serving domestic and international markets. Rates of timber extraction rose significantly after 1990, peaking between 2010 and 2015, when controls over forests were weak. Much of the remaining forest estate in government reserves, including areas transferred for community forestry, is now degraded or ...
Turning on the Lights for 450,000 People in Rural Myanmar
YANGON, July 8, 2020 – More than 450,000 people in rural Myanmar are expected to gain access to clean energy for the first time following the signing of a grant agreement between the World Bank Group and the Government of Myanmar.
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis | Country Environmental Analysis
Myanmar has relied heavily on natural resource exploitation to sustain economic growth, and serious environmental issues are emerging, underlining the importance of transparent and robust Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system.
Myanmar economy remains fragile, with reform reversals weakening the ...
YANGON, July 21, 2022 –Myanmar’s economy has faced a series of external and internal disruptions which have impeded recovery from the large contraction in economic activity last year. The absence of a substantial rebound in growth – with GDP in 2022 estimated to still be around 13 percent lower than in 2019 – means that livelihoods and ...
Electricity to Transform Rural Myanmar - World Bank Group
In a country with tremendous natural riches, only 30% of the population is connected to the electricity grid. Average annual per capita electricity consumption is 160 kilowatt-hours, one-twentieth the world average. In the countryside, the situation is even worse. As of 2014, only 16% of rural households had a connection.
Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis: Solid Waste Management
In Myanmar, typically waste management is a public service. Insufficient collection coverage and cleanliness have led to environmental and operational issues, such as landfills that are almost at full capacity and toxic waste.
Land at the heart of Myanmar’s transition: Part 1 - World Bank Blogs
Struggles over land in Myanmar have been a defining characteristic of the country’s six decades of armed conflict. In the past, government acquired lands for extracting natural resources, commercialized farming, and ambitious infrastructure projects, such as building of the new capital city of Nay Pyi Taw.