This update is produced by OCHA Myanmar in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 to 23 July 2019. HIGHLIGHTS Monsoon floods that have affected eight states and regions are estimated to have displaced more than 78,000 people.Where flood waters have receded, evacuation...
Introduction  A series of activities to support Yangon Region Government (YRG) in tackling urban water and logistics challenges of Yangon have been done within nine months after the launch of Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon program (UWLY). On 23rd of July, the UWLY consortium has com...
30 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ayeyarwady River, dubbed the lifeblood of Myanmar and home to a threatened species of dolphin, is being suffocated by tonnes of plastic being dumped into it every day. It has been ranked the ninth most polluted river in the world, behind the Philippines' Pasi...
29 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, provided flood victims in Magwe Region with relief assistance yesterday. The Ayeyawdy water inundated some areas of Magwe Region, forcing the locals to take temporary shelt...
29 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, overflowed 2.1 feet above its 340 feet mark yesterday morning and officials put up green flags to notify local residents of the emergency level 1 situation, according to the local irrigation an...
29 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Co., Ltd delivered the Ayeyawady basin new multi-purpose vessel BH-101 to the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communication during a...
25 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The governments of Myanmar, Japan and Thailand will be meeting over the troubled Dawei special economic zone (SEZ) project that has stalled since 2013 for lack of funding. Located 20 kilometres north of Dawei, capital of Tanintharyi Region in Myanmar's southeast ...
23 July 19 - Source: Eleven Media - More than 8,000 people from over 2,000 family households from 13 villages and wards in Sagaing Township, Sagaing Region, are evacuated as flood water from Ayeyawady River flowed into the areas, according to Sagaing Township Management Committee. The flood victims ...
23 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hundreds of houses in the Shwe Kyat Yat village tract in Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, have been flooded due to rising water from the Ayeyarwady River, says a village elder in the area. "The Ayeyarwady River has been rising since last week and flooded vill...
22 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The level of water in the Ayeyawady River, which crossed the danger mark on 21 July in Mandalay, is expected to recede over the next few days, according to the upper Myanmar weather bureau. "The river stopped rising on Sunday. We forecast the water ...
22 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Flooding caused by the first monsoon of the season displaced more than 45,000 people, according to a statement issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-Myanmar (OCHA) on Thursday. Flooding has affected Kachin, Rakhine, Mon ...
21 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A new bridge crossing the Shwegyin Creek in Shwegyin Township, Bago Region has been completed recently.Construction of the bridge commenced in the first week of December last year. The bridge was built with Ks. 7 billion funds for the fiscal year 20...
20 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Some 6,000 people evacuated their homes in three townships of Mandalay Region until yesterday. A total of 5,889 locals from 1,269 households in Tada-U, Sintgu and Thabaikkyin townships are now taking shelters at nearby schools and monasteries after ...
20 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The water level of Ayeyawady river reached its danger mark of 1,260 centimetre (230.745 inches) at Mandalay port at 6 pm yesterday after it passed 1253 centimetre at 3:30 pm in the same day. However, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has f...
​Source: Thant Myanmar & Flora and Fauna International Date: 16th July 2019 A new survey on plastic pollution in Myanmar conducted by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in collaboration with Thant Myanmar reveals that 119 tons of plastic waste enter the Ayeyarwady River every day. A related stu...