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Floods hit 2000 people

07 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 2000 people have been displaced and some schools have been temporarily closed due to flooding, according to Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management. Kayin, Mon, Rakhine, Thaninthari, Bago and Ayeyarwady have been especially affected by this year's fl...
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Weather Concerns Halt Water Transit in Irrawaddy Region

06 Aug 19 - Source: Irrawaddy - PATHEIN, Irrawaddy Region—Water transportation services have been shut down in parts of Irrawaddy Region on Monday due to heavy rains and strong winds, according to the regional private vessels supervisory committee. The committee has instructed all private ferry oper...
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Heavy rain, high tide lead to temporary closure of two schools in Htantabin Township

06 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - On account of heavy rain and high tide, the Kazan and Thitseint primary schools in Htantabin Township of northern Yangon District have been temporarily shut down, according to the Township Education Office. The classrooms in the school compounds have...
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Torrential rain causes flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region

06 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Torrential rain caused flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region, yesterday inundating the low-lying areas and the residents were evacuated. The water level in the Sittoung River reached its danger mark yesterday morning and overflow water from the river ...
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Mini dams built for flood prevention, water supply in Rakhine State

05 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Rakhine State branch of the Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management (IWUMD) built the Yoetayok Dam in Ponnagyun Township in the fiscal year 2018-2019. The dam near Yotayok village is one of the dams the department built in Rakhi...
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Heavy rain destroys city wall in Pyu ancient city

31 July 19 - Source: Eleven Media - PYI-Due to heavy rain, eastern city hall in Sri Ksetra, Pyi Township, Bago Region (west) was collapsed nearly 30 feet yesterday morning, according to World Heritage Department (Branch) of Archeological Research and National Museum Department under the Ministry of ...
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About 20 huts in Hpakant swept along with torrential rain

1 Aug 19 - Source: Eleven Media - MYIKYINA-About 20 huts in Seikmu village-tract, Hpakant Township, Kachin State, were swept along with the waters, leaving one dead, says Zaw Moe, one of the members of Hpakant Social Welfare Association. As of now, especially vulnerable places such as over 30 squatt...
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Myanmar: Floods Flash Update No. 2 (As of 23 July 2019) [EN/MY]

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, evacuatio...
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Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon Program (UWLY) Water Roadmap 2018-2021 Workshop

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 23 rd of July, the UWLY consortium has c...
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Myanmar’s lifeblood in peril

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...
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Magwe flood victims get relief aid

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...
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Water outflow from spillway at Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam, no cause for alarm yet

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...
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Ayeyawady basin receives new multi-purpose vessel

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...
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Dawei SEZ stands better chance with Japanese participation, officials say

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 ...
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Flood forces families in Sagaing Township to evacuate

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 ...
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