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Hundreds of homes flooded in Amarapura township

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 vil...
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Ayeyawady River stops 25 cm above danger mark, water likely to recede today

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 ...
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More than 45,000 people affected by first monsoon flood

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 ...
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Public infrastructural projects in Bago Region

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 2...
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Monsoon flooding forces thousands to evacuate homes in Mandalay

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 ...
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Ayeyawady water hits its danger mark in Mandalay

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...
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Plastic crisis in Myanmar: New survey reveals 119 tons of plastic enter Ayeyarwady River every day

​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...
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Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding

15 July 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With water rapidly rising in several quarters o...
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More than 23,000 affected by flooding so far in July

15 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 23,000 people have been affected by floods as a result of heavy rains across Myanmar so far this month, according to the Disaster Management Department. Most of the casualties have been in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. More than 15,000 in Myitkyina,...
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China-led port project inches ahead in Myanmar

​CITIC-led consortium this month started legally required impact assessments but the controversial $1.3 billion mega-project is still far from a done deal ​ By Thompson Chau , Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme und...
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Villagers get diseases from waste-contaminated water

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Villagers who live near a 10-inch pipe that discharges wastewater from factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone in the Dotehtawady River have suffered health and social problems for years. Adults and children who rely on the river for bathing and household water...
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Ninety tonnes of plastic a day dumped in Ayeyarwady

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - About 90 tonnes of plastic waste a day are dumped in the Ayeyarwady River and another 29 tonnes in the Yangon River, said Friedor Jeske, waste management expert at Thant Myanmar. "Almost 90 tonnes of plastic trash go into the Ayeyarwady, mostly hard plastic mater...
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Monsoon rhapsody

09 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A young Yangonite looked up at a darkened sky above. The wind drove a bank of black clouds immediately overhead, and his face suddenly became more sullen, "Not again!" He was about to cross Sule Pagoda Road, which was congested with cars and trucks blasting their...
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Flood resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

9 July 19 - Source: CordAid - In central Myanmar, many villages and their inhabitants are in danger. Climate change is causing both excessive rainfall and prolonged drought, and the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar's lifeline, is increasingly bursting its banks. With disastrous consequences. The villagers a...
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Myanma Port Authority collecting rent from just two of nine Yangon water bus terminals

5 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Of the nine port terminals of the Yangon Water Bus service, the Myanma Port Authority is collecting rent from just two, said U Bo Soe, the Assistant General Manager of the port authority. "We are collecting rent of K700,000 per month from the No4 and...
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