Water Policy/Law

Institutional Developmentsub-component has allocated budget US$ 10.5 million. This sub-component will support:

  1. design and construction of a new NWRC Secretariat and HIC headquarters facility in Yangon, immediate refurbishment of associated office space in DWIR Compound in Yangon and provision of office furnishings and equipment;
  2. development of the NWRC institutions, mandates, business plans, staffing strategies and operational procedures, as well as institutional, legal and regulatory reviews and reforms relating to water resources management; and
  3. capacity building, including possible twinning arrangements.

The National Water Policy and Myanmar Water Framework Directive have been drafted by the Advisory Group of NWRC and published in 2014. The National Water Policy was approved by the Cabinet in 2015. Currently the National Water Policy is being drafted by the Advisory Group and public consultation meetings are in progress.