Project on the Review of the Situation of Environmental Risk in Myanmar

Project Gist

Protecting Myanmar under the rapid economical development from environmental pollution risk.

Keywords

environmental risk, chemical substances, pollution, health effect, Myanmar

Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements

Myanmar is now under the rapid economical development. At the same time, therefore, the increase of the risk with various environmental pollutants is concerned. On the other hand, higher education state of Myanmar became almost collapsed in the democratization oppression that lasted nearly 20 years, and the training of researcher who can watch environmental risk from latitudinous position became late. This project aimed for finding today's situation of the environmental risk in Myanmar and the training of young researchers, and finally achieved the grasp of heavy metal pollution of living environment in Yangon, for example.

Future Prospects

Using the human network built in this project, we will establish the monitoring system of various environmental pollutants, and contribute to training of the young researchers who will work for preventing the increase of environmental risk in Myanmar and protecting their home countries from environmental pollution.

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Principal Investigator

Graduate students of Yangon Technological University looking at research facilities of Kyoto University.
Graduate students of Yangon Technological University looking at research facilities of Kyoto University.
Wonderful water environment in Myanmar to be protected.
Wonderful water environment in Myanmar to be protected.

YONEDA Minoru

・YONEDA Minoru
・Graduate School of Engineering
・There may be many people feeling uneasiness for the issue of various environmental pollution. For establishment of the society where people can feel relieved, we are working on such problems as which pollutant is how dangerous to us and how we can reduce the adverse effects.
http://risk.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp