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Dark days for Mon after chain of disasters

16 Aug 19 - Source - Myanmar Times - After hearing a rumbling rolling "boom" for five seconds, all the houses, including those of U Khin Maung and his neighbours , were engulfed in stones, rocks and mud. As he came out of his house after hearing the noise, he saw a pile of mud cover his neighbour's ...
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Tanintharyi dam project draws local ire

15 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Indigenous people called for a large dam project to be halted on the Tanintharyi River, based on the findings of two reports released by local people on Friday. The devastating impact that a proposed 1040-megawatt dam would have on the river and the communities al...
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Flow of Water Disrupted at Popular Myanmar Waterfall

15 Aug 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - MANDALAY—The Mandalay regional government is seeking help from geologists to find out what caused a hole to open up in one of the rocky steps that form the Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfall in Pyin Oo Lwin Township, disrupting the water flow at the important tourist site, ...
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Gulf of Mottama Management Plan

This Management Plan is endorsed by Mon State and Bago Regional Government, to be adopted as a guidance document for natural resource management and sustainable development for resilient communities in the Gulf of Mottama. ​  Download the Document (For Myanmar Version) Download the Document (Fo...
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Laying the foundation for fisheries research in Myanmar

Need for improved fisheries research With most of its population residing in coastal areas and within the mega Delta of the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar depends on its fisheries as a critical source of food, employment, and revenue. The country notably ranks among the top 10 global fish producers. Beyo...
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New report: Proposed Myanmar dam could displace thousands

Some worry that despite financial and social costs, much of the electricity proposed dam will generate will be exported.​ 14 Aug 19 - Source: Al Jazeera - Myanmar government officials claim a hydroelectricity project along the Tanintharyi River could significantly benefit the Southeast Asian nation....
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Local people concerned over proposed dam on Tanintharyi River

13 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Local people said that they had concerns over building a dam on Tanintharyi River in Tanintharyi Township, Myeik district , at a workshop titled, 'Our hunger for energy', at Shan Chaung Ward, Kalwin village-tracts, Myeik on August 12. Foreign and domestic companies are ...
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Flooding handled poorly, says senior Mon official

13 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A senior Mon State official has critised the government's disaster management efforts in the wake of the flooding that hit the state severely over the past week. Mon State Assembly Deputy Speaker U Aung Naing Oo said more public announcements and supervision were ...
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Dawei flood and landslide damages home, water shortage

13 Aug 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - DAWEI- Flood and landslide occurred in the villages in Ye Phyu Township, Dawei District, Taninthari Region, caused house damages and drinking water shortage, say locals. Due to heavy downpours across Dawei District, villages were submerged and the road on Yangon-...
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Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 11 August 2019)

80,000 People Displaced Overview As of Sunday 11 August 2019, there were more than 80,000 people sheltering in evacuation sites across Myanmar, as the country has been battered over the last week by torrential monsoon rains that triggered a landslide in Paung Township, Mon State, killing more than 5...
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Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar

By AFP 12 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MAWLAMYINE — Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday. Seasonal monsoon rains batter the country ...
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52 Dead in Mon State Landslide; Southern Myanmar Still Flooding

11 Aug 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - PAUNG TOWNSHIP, Southern Myanmar—The death toll from a landslide in southern Myanmar on Friday has risen to 52, according to local officials. Rescue teams are still searching for missing persons at the base of a mountain in Mottama, in Mon State's Paung Township—w...
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Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 8 August 2019)

12,000 people displaced in the last two days 105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since June Overview Nearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to m...
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Ten Dead, Dozens Missing in Landslides in Myanmar’s Mon State

By Lawi Weng | 9 August 2019 Ten people have died and dozens are missing after a landslide in Mottama, a small town in Thaton District in Mon State, according to local sources. At least 30 others are still missing, according to the Mudon Recuse Association (MRA). According to the Mon State Governmen...
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Monsoon flooding kills 3, displaces residents in Myanmar

YANGON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been killed by monsoon flooding which occurred in Myanmar's states and regions since last month, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua. "About nine states and regions including Kayin, Mon states and Bago regi...
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