Hswar Dam to restore water for summer paddy: irrigation minister

6 Sep 18 - ​ Hswar Dam, which inner wall of a spillway collapsed, will be restored water for summer paddy, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation during a press conference held at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5. "The ministry will repair the dam...
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Seminar for dissemination of the Bago River Sub-basin Management Plan

On the 20 th of September, 2018, a seminar on the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan will be hosted in Bago. The aim of the open seminar is to present the Bago Sub-basin Management Plan by dissemination of a folder and a report. The Plan, which consists of an overview of the ecological status in the Sub...
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Chindwin River Basin Scenario

​ If I were a storyteller to the future generation about Chindwin River Basin, I would have started to explain about the Chindwin River, wouldn't I? I got the story after interviewing with Than Htway Lwin from Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI). She gave me documents and reports related to biod...
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Chindwin River Basin Organization (Chindwin RBO)

The Chindwin RBO is envisaged to serve as a mechanism for integrated water resources management, ensuring environmentally and socially sustainable  development in this vital river basin.   The Chindwin River is the biggest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. The health of the...
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Wastewater Story - Industrial Business

​ Water problems could be categorized as too much water, too little water or too dirty in our perpetual daily routes. This time, my motive to continue the water journey in Yangon urges me to write about so-called "too dirty" theme in Yangon. I interviewed with U Sein Thaung Oo, vice-president of Mya...
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FDA suspends around 40 bottled water operations in Yangon

​3 Sep 18 -  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department has placed a temporary ban on about 40 undisciplined bottled water operations and closed nine unlicensed ones, said the FDA (Yangon)'s Deputy Director Dr Min Wan. "The number of suspended bottled water businesses this year has exceeded ...
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Mandalay battles littering curse and clogged drains

3 Sep 18 - Myanmar Times - ​ When it rains, it is a nightmare for Ma Su, who lives between 65th and Tharaphi streets in Mandalay. Heavy rain always causes flooding in the ward where she lives. "Flooding always happens in the rainy season. Because of the floodwater, motorcycles often break down....
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Four dead, three missing after Myanmar dam overflow

​1 Sep 18  - Mizzima  -  Floods from a dam breach in Central Myanmar has left four people dead and three missing, a ministry official confirmed Friday, the first casualties reported two days after a portion of the levee collapsed from heavy monsoon rains. The deceased were three men a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

​31 Aug 18 - SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) - As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns...
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Authorities allow Yangon-Bagan trains to resume operations

​31 Aug 18 - Eleven Myanmar  -  Transport authorities had allowed Yangon-Bagan train schedules to restart after flooding occurred on August 29, which prevented the trains from operating.  The trains will begin running again starting from August 30. But the trains running on Yangon-Man...
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More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

29 Aug 18 - Reuters - ​IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said. The incident spotlights safety concerns a...
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Myanmar dam breach floods town, two villages; blocks highway -fire dept

29 Aug 18 - ​ YANGON (Reuters) - Water breached a dam in central Myanmar on Wednesday, flooding a nearby town and two villages as well as a highway connecting the country's three most important cities, Yangon, Mandalay, and the capital Naypyitaw, the fire department said on its Facebook page. T...
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Floods continue to occur in lower areas of Bago

​28 Aug 18 -  Floods are continuing to occur in lower areas of Bago as water level in Bago River had overflowed for more than a month, sources said. Source: Eleven Myanmar Water level in Bago River increased for the second time starting from July 19 and some lower areas of Bago such as Zaing (s...
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Drought hits central Myanmar

​27 Aug 18 -  Farmers in the central Myanmar are facing difficulty in growing seasonal crops as there is a shortage of water due to drought. Source: Eleven Myanmar Farmers in some regions in Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing have to rely only on rainwater to grow crops. Due to less rains, only farme...
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Residents urge govt to halt Upper Yeywa dam project in Shan

​27 Aug 18 - Villagers in Thibaw township, Shan State, are urging parliament to stop the construction of the Upper Yeywa dam project on the Namtu/Myitnge river, saying it will harm their livelihoods and flood their homes. Source: Myanmar Times Ta Long villagers sent an open letter to 23 parliamentar...
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