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Monsoon to weaken by end of the week: forecaster

​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...
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Some 89 river terns researched in 2018

​03 May 18 - Some 89 river terns, one of the endangered species, were researched in 2018. According to the IUCN Red List, some 101 river terns and 29 nests were recorded in 2017 along Chindwin River and Ayeyawady River. In 2018, the number of river terns increased remarkably. Some 89 river terns, 23...
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In rural Myanmar, more frequent and intense droughts affecting local livelihoods

In the dry and arid central region of Myanmar, climate risks mean more intense and longer dry spells and frequent droughts. Village communities mostly eke out a living growing peanuts and sesame and raising livestock. But as water for drinking and farming gets scarce, many communities are coping by ...
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30 Myanmar roofed turtles released in upper Chindwin River

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar  Date: 15 March 2018 ​Some 30 Myanmar roofed turtles, a critically endangered species, have been released into the upper Chindwin River, Kani District, Sagaing Region. The roofed turtles have been released into the compound that was built inside the Chind...
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Biodiversity conservation project in Chindwin River to kick off next month

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 12 March 2018 ​A research study under the project of mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin will be officially launched on 1 April in three townships along the river, said Daw Khin Ohnma Htway, Director of Myanmar Envi...
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Abnormally low Chindwin River flows plays havoc with river traffic

Source: Eleven Media Date: 19 February 2018 ​A decrease in the flow of the Chindwin River has caused ships to be unable to dock at Mawleik jetty, while locals are concerned that they have insufficient water for their own transportation. The Chindwin River experiences reduced water flow ever year as ...
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Riverbank erosion poses hurdle to rural development

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 16 February, 2018 ​ Riverbank erosion is becoming a major challenge to rural development in Myanmar because it damages not only people's homes but also their livelihoods, according to the Department of Disaster Management. The agency noted that bank erosions on major ...
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Vice President inspects airport, road, water infrastructure projects in Chin State

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 February, 2018 ​Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected regional development works in Falam and Haka yesterday, stressing the importance of updated infrastructure in fostering national growth. Vice President U Henry Van Thio, accompanied by Union Min...
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Ks. 5,000 million worth for water supply project in Falam

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 30 January 2018 ​Installation of water pipelines and construction of water tanks are being executed to supply sufficient drinking water for locals in Falam, Chin State. The project is being developed at a cost of Ks. 5,000 million from the government bud...
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Water quality research in Chindwin River extended one more year

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 29 January, 2018 ​ To get more accurate and thorough details about the water quality of the Chindwin River, which flows through the Sagaing Region, research will be continued one more year, said Dr Win Maung, chairperson of Myanmar Environment Institute ...
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Ayeyarwady dolphin dies from head injury

Source: Myanmar Times Date: 15 January, 2018 ​ An Ayeyarwady dolphin, an endangered species, died from a head injury last Wednesday near Aung Chan Thar village in Katha township, Sagaing Region. "The dolphin was a male. There was a hole in the dolphin's head with a stick inside. We are investigating...
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Myanmar Floods Displace More Than 130,000

26 July 2017 YANGON — More than 130, 000 people have been displaced by recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding across the country, with two deaths reported, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. One man drowned in the floods in Hkamti Township, Sagaing Region and a...
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