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Regional Stakeholders Consultation for Aids to Navigation in Mandalay


AIRBM Project Component 3 held stakeholder consultation on 13 August (Monday) at Triumph Hotel Ball Room, Mandalay.

U Ye Min Oo, on behalf of the civilian, welcomes the new aids to navigation installation noting as the remarkable achievement for IWT sector.

Fig 1. U Ye Min Oo, Pathein Gyi Regional Parliament Member giving opening speech

U Win Hlaing, Project Director of AIRBMP delivered the opening speech presenting about the project background. The project is running with the $100 million credit from the World Bank for improving all round water resource management and modernization of information systems for weather forecast and navigation improvement of Mandalay-Nyaung-U waterway as the first pilot project. Under the project, there are three main components and the installation of aids to navigation is being carried out by Component-3. Some $38 million is being used for Mandalay-Nyaung-U waterway development for both structural and nonstructural improvement during 2015-2020 fiscal years.


Fig 2. U Win Hlaing, Project Director of AIRBM/ Director of River Conservation Dept, DWIR

U Aung Myo Khaing, Component-3 Director of AIRBMP, explained the role of DWIR in this new aids to navigation system installation and detail information of the system as well as implementation plan to the audience. Starting from the last week of August, 20 aids to navigation will be installed from Mandalay to ancient Innwa city, according to the project director. The installation activities will be completed by January 2019. He added. “At present people can only travel during day time. After the installation, the ship can travel at any time. The buoys are made with polyethylene attached with chains. Four types of buoy: lateral buoys (Red color and Green color), Midfairway buoys and danger buoy along with the two types of shoremark will be installed. The price of each navigational tool varies from US$5,000 (K7.49 million) to $10,000 and around $2 million has been spent for 216 buoys to be installed between Mandalay-Nyaung U stretch as the first phase. He explained that the project will complete the installation of the aids to navigation between Mandalay-Yangon waterway by 2020. DWIR also plan to offer the training to skippers on how to use the buoys as well as broad public awareness program through public media.


Fig 3. U Aung Myo Khaing, Component-3 Director of AIRBM/Director of Research and Planning Department, DWIR


Fig 4: Mr. Mark Fitter, Navigation Expert, Mobilis (Most left)


Fig 5: People from Private Sectors, Government Sectors, NGOs and PSOs were attending the event


Fig 6: Q&A Session

Vacancy Announcement – 2017

ေရအရင္းအျမစ္ႏွင့္ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ား ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတုိးတက္ေရးဦးစီးဌာန၊ တုိင္းတာေရးအျမန္ေရယာဥ္သစ္ (၃) စီး လႊဲေျပာင္းေပးအပ္ပဲြ အခမ္းအနားက်င္းပ

ရန္ကုန္၊ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၄ ရက္

ပို႕ေဆာင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဆက္သြယ္ေရးဝန္ၾကီးဌာန၊ ေရအရင္းအျမစ္ႏွင့္ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ား ဖံြ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးဦးစီးဌာနမွ ကမၻာ့ဘဏ္ေခ်းေငြျဖင့္ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ေဆာင္ရြက္လ်က္ရွိေသာ ဧရာဝတီျမစ္ဝွမ္းဘက္စံုစီမံခန္႕ခဲြမွု စီမံကိန္း၊ က႑ ၃ မွ ဝယ္ယူခဲ့ေသာ တုိင္းတာေရးအျမန္ေရယာဥ္သစ္ ၃ စီး အား လႊဲေျပာင္းေပးအပ္ပဲြအခမ္းအနားကို ၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္၊ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၄ရက္ေန႕တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ ေအာက္ပုဇြန္ေတာင္လမ္းရွိ ေရအရင္းအျမစ္ႏွင့္ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ား ဖံြ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးဦးစီးဌာန၌ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည္။

အဆိုပါအခမ္းအနားသုိ႔ ပို႕ေဆာင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဆက္သြယ္ေရးဝန္ၾကီးဌာန ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ၾကီး ဦးသန္႕စင္ေမာင္၊ ေရအရင္းအျမစ္ႏွင့္ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ားဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတက္ေရး ဦးစီးဌာန ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ ဦးထြန္းလြင္ဦး၊ ဝန္ၾကီးဌာနလက္ေအာက္ရွိ ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္မ်ား၊ ဦးေဆာင္ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္မ်ား၊ ေရအရင္းအျမစ္ႏွင့္ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ား ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရး ဦးစီးဌာနမွ ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးမ်ား၊ ဒုတိယ ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးမ်ား၊ SEMAS Myanmar Manufacturing Co.Ltd မွ တာဝန္ရွိသူမ်ား တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့သည္။

ထို႔ေနာက္ ပို႔ေဆာင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဆက္သြယ္ေရးဝန္ၾကီးဌာန ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ၾကီး ဦးသန္႔စင္ေမာင္မွ အမွာစကားေျပာၾကားရာတြင္ အျမန္ေရယာဥ္မ်ားသည္ ဧရာ၀တီျမစ္၀ွမ္းဘက္စံုးစီမံခန္႕ခဲြမွုစီမံကိန္း၏ ျမစ္ေၾကာင္းတုိင္းတာေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားတြင္ ေရေၾကာင္းတိုင္းတာေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ ဝယ္ယူျခင္း ျဖစ္ျပီး စီမံကိန္းလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအတြက္ အေထာက္အကူျဖစ္ေစမည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း၊ ဌာနမွ အရာထမ္းအမွုထမ္းမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ စြမး္ေဆာင္ရည္ အရည္အေသြးကို ပိုမိုျမွင့္တင္ထားၾကရန္ လိုအပ္ပါေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။ ေရအရင္းအျမစ္ႏွင့္ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ားဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးဦးစီးဌာန ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ ဦးထြန္းလြင္ဦးမွ ေရယာဥ္မ်ား ဝယ္ယူမွုအေျခအေနမ်ားအား ရွင္းလင္းတင္ျပရာတြင္ ဌာနအေနျဖင့္ ဝယ္ယူေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ အဆင့္ဆင့္ကို ကမၻာ့ဘဏ္၏ စည္းမ်ဥ္းစည္းကမ္းမ်ားႏွင့္အညီ ပြင့္လင္းျမင္သာမွုရွိစြာ လုိက္နာေဆာင္ရြက္ထားရွိပါေၾကာင္း၊ ေရယာဥ္လဲႊေျပာင္းေပးအပ္ပဲြအခမ္းအနားသို႕ တက္ေရာက္ေပးပါေသာ ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ၾကီးႏွင့္ တကြ ဌာနဆုိင္ရာအရာရွိမ်ားကို ေက်းဇူးတင္ရွိပါေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

ဝယ္ယူထားေသာ တုိင္းတာေရးေရယာဥ္ (၃) စီးသည္ အျမန္ႏွုန္းျမင့္မားသည့္အတြက္ ေရလမ္းေၾကာင္းတုိင္းတာေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအျပင္ သယ္ယူပို႔ေဆာင္ေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား၊ အေရးေပၚ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ေရေၾကာင္းျပအမွတ္အသားမ်ား စစ္ေဆးျခင္းလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကိုပါ ပူးတဲြလုပ္ေဆာင္ႏုိင္မည္ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း သိရွိရျပီး သေဘၤာအရြယ္အစားမွာ အလ်ား ၈ မီတာႏွင့္ အနံ ၂.၃ မီတာခန္႕ ရွိျပီး အင္ဂ်င္ပါ၀ါမွာ ျမင္းေကာင္ေရ (၁၅၀) ရွိသည့္အတြက္ အျမင့္ဆံုး အျမန္နွုန္းအေနျဖင့္ ၁ နာရီလွ်င္ ၇၉ ကီလုိမီတာခန္႕ ေမာင္းႏွင္ႏိုင္ေၾကာင္း၊ ေရယာဥ္ ၃စီး၏ စုစုေပါင္းတန္ဘိုးမွာ အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ ၂သိန္း ၂ ေသာင္းေက်ာ္ တန္ဘိုးရွိေၾကာင္းသိရွိပါသည္။ ထို႕ေနာက္ SEMAS Myanmar Manufacturing Co.Ltd, President မွ ေက်းဇူးတင္စကားေျပာၾကားခဲ့ျပီး ေရယာဥ္မ်ားနွင့္ သက္ဆုိင္ေသာ စာရြက္စာတမ္းမ်ားကို လဲႊေျပာင္းေပးအပ္ခဲ့ျပီး ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ၾကီးႏွင့္အဖဲြ႕သည္ ေရယာဥ္မ်ားအား ၾကည့္ရွု႕စစ္ေဆးကာ ေရယာဥ္လႊဲေျပာင္းေပးအပ္ပဲြ အခမ္းအနားကို နံနက္ ၁၀း၃၀ နာရီခန္႔တြင္ ရုပ္သိမ္းခဲ့သည္။

AIRBMP, Component 3 held Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Results Workshop for Sub-Project 1

Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project (AIRBMP), Component 3 organized the workshop for Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Results Workshop for subproject 1, Pinya Hall at Hotel Marvel, Mandalay on 28th August 2017. At the Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Results Workshop, welcoming speech by U Win Hlaing, Project Director of AIRBMP, Directorate of Water Resources & Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), Opening speech by Mr. Dung Anh Hoang, Senior Transportation Specialist, Work Bank and Introduction to Component 3 and Sub-Project 1 for Mandalay Waterway by U Aung Myo Khaing, Director of Component 3, AIRBMP. Presenting by Royal HaskoningDV (RHDHV) for the overview of modeling and proposed design options, description cards including Technical and Cost criteria, Presented by International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM) for the baseline study and E&S inputs to description cards, Environmental and Social criteria and Weightings and Process.  The workshop objectives are to present the results of the MCA for the upstream and downstream scenarios, feedback on the process, comments and discussion of the MCA results, Identification of any additional technical, cost-benefit, environmental or social issues and outline next steps for preliminary design and the ESIA process. On the 29th August 2017 at Mandalay DWIR office, held Wrap Up meeting and discussed results of MCA and way forwards to develop detail design and budget.

 

Welcoming Speech by U Win Hlaing, Project Director of AIRBMP at Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Results Workshop in Pinya Hall at Hotel Marvel, Mandalay.

 

Opening speech by Mr. Dung Anh Hoang, Senior Transportation Specialist, Work Bank

 

Introducing by U Aung Myo Khaing, Director of Component 3, AIRBMP for Component 3 activities and Sub-Project 1 implementation for Mandalay Waterway

Group Discussion for the results of upstream scenarios

 

Media Interview for Project objectives, Component 3 implementation activities and update information

 

Wrap Up meeting at DWIR office in Mandalay

 

Documentary of Group photo for Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Results Workshop for Sub-Project 1

 

 

Discussion session for System Integrator Phase I implementation

AIRBM Project, under Component 2, NIRAS consultant firm for System Integrator hold brain storming meeting on August 1, 2017 at Thingaha Hotel, Naypyitaw. Directors and Executive Engineers from DMH, Component 2 team, and Key Experts from NIRAS consultant firm  discussed the issues related with Weather forecasting process in FMI, Challenges for system integration and modernization, requirements for input in Phase I and  future investment in Phase II implementation.

System Integrator Inception Workshop in Nay Pyi Taw

The inception workshop was held on 27th June, 2017 at Multi Hazard Early Warning Center, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Nay Pyi Taw, after one month of contract signing with NIRAS consultant firm. The international donor agencies, SI consultant firm members, AIRBM Project members and DMH government officials was attended the formal Inception and also join the informal technical discussion meeting at 28th June 2017.

 

Group Photo of Participants in the Inception Workshop