27 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - To prevent farmland flooding, more than K9 billion will be needed to repair creeks and ditches that have silted up, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation. Creeks and ditches that have silted up cause water levels in rivers to rise, so...
23 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - "Waso-Wagaung, the rivers swell with the rising tide, let's go gather the ripe rose apple. From the thorny bush, the big black leech will stick to us," so goes the saying, when all the rivers and streams are full of water from the rains of Waso-Wagaung. The reside...
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...
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...
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 ...
SEI scientists say Myanmar's rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin's flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources. ​ Written by Rajesh Daniel ​| Stockholm Envrionment I...
11 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Japan's Fujita Company will study the feasibility of implementing a new waste disposal system in Monywa in July, said U Thit Htoo Myint, the Director of Sagaing Region's Municipal Committee. "Monywa produces about 150 tons of garbage a day. The curr...
20 May 19 - Source: CEPF - Today, International Day for Biological Diversity , we celebrate the incredible biodiversity conservation work of our grantees by announcing the winners of our sixth annual photo contest. We received more entries than ever before and, collectively, they make a powerful sta...
24 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Two people were killed and about 4000 people were displaced by windstorms that pummelled villages across the country in early April, the Disaster Management Department said. The two fatalities were villagers in Sagaing Region, where over 100 houses were torn apart...
26 Feb 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Chindwin River, the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady River, is vital to the lives of thousands of communities in Myanmar. Its basin ecosystem offers ecological services and biological diversity that provide the essential needs for six million people, from d...
How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and policy? Where are the policy gaps?  Source: sei.org Given Myanmar's rapid economic development in recent years, the Chindwin Basin faces unplanned and unmanaged changes occur­rin...
SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar . ​ SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's D...
​14 June 18 -  The monsoon that resulted in floods in some areas of the country is forecast to weaken by the weekend, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology on Wednesday. The department forecast over five inches of rain within 24 hours in Rakhine, Chin, Mag...
​3 July 18 -  Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State. The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations...
​2 July 18 -  Thailand and Myanmar will invest US$5 million to build a water purification plant near Letpadaungtaung copper mining project in Monywa, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in Sagaing Region.  " The investment vol...
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