Over-extraction of Groundwater reacts to water level declination toward Yangon sinking

CASE STUDY: Over-exploration of Groundwater reacts to water level declination, Building settlement, and Ground Elevation lower in Thamine, Mayangon TS in Yangon. Myint Thein, Groundwater and Wells Consultant Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. January 2022 1. Object  Firstly, the realistic bu...

Pagodas Damaged in Myanmar’s Temple City due to Heavy Rain

22 October 2021 - Source: THE IRRAWADDY - Fourteen pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar's temple city, have been damaged by heavy rain, according to the Bagan branch of the Department of Archaeology and the National Museum. "Fourteen temples have sustained damage due to heavy rain over the course of ...

Heavy rains in parts of Yangon cause floods

8 October 2021 - Source: Eleven Media -  Heavy rains have been reported in some parts of Rangoon since October 7 at around 1pm.The floods occurred in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township. The incident took place in Tamwe Township and flooded shops and houses.In front of Yuzana Plaza, Mingalar Tau...

Integrated Flood Resilience Strategy for Yangon City 2021-2040

Background Myanmar's city of Yangon is the largest financial and commercial centre. It accounts for about 50% of the country's industrial capacity, and is the seat of education, art, culture, healthcare, tourism, research and development. Population growth and rapid urbanisation ...

River Water Level Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The dashboard is created by Myanmar Geoinformatics Society, shows updates on rising water levels in Myanmar's main river systems. Link to dashboard: https://themimu.info/river-water-alerts

Myanmar Flood Monitoring Dashboard

Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit - The UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) dashboard uses Sentinel-1 radar satellite data to provide projections of likely flood-affected areas using Artificial Intelligence model. Users can select the time period of interest to view Inundated areas...

Yangon’s floating night market

24 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - By Swe Oo Wai, Translated by Than Tun Aung A large number of markets under the management of the Yangon City Development Committee are opened for enabling dwellers of Yangon City to buy goods and foods for daily consumption. Markets are locate...

AFFM to open agricultural research and training centre in Hlegu

24 JAN 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar-AFFM will open a research and training centre aiming to promote modern farming technology development in the agricultural sector. Upon completion, the training centre will carry out various activiti...

ဧရာဝတီမြစ် မန္တလေးရေအမှတ်မှာ လက်ရှိတွင် ရေနည်းမှတ်အောက် တစ်ပေခန့် လျော့ကျလျက်ရှိပြီး နောက်ထပ် ပေဝက်ခန့် ထပ်မံကျဆင်းနိုင်

21 January 2021 - Source: Eleven Media Group Co.,Ltd. ဧရာဝတီမြစ် မန္တလေးရေအမှတ်မှာ ယခုဇန်နဝါရီလအတွင်း မန္တလေးမြို့၏ ရေနည်းမှတ်ဖြစ်သော ၃၆၀ စင်တီမီတာအောက် ရောက်သည်အထိ လျော့ကျလျက်ရှိရာ ဇန် နဝါရီ ၂၀ ရက် နေ့လယ်ပိုင်း တိုင်းထွာချက်များအရ မြစ်ရေအမှတ်မှာ ၃၂၇ စင်တီမီတာသာရှိကြောင်း မိုးလေဝသနှင့် ဇလဗေဒ ညွှန်ကြ...

YRTA operates 4th trip of Yangon-Cocogyun vessel

07 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Yangon Region Transport Authority ran the 4th vessel between Yangon and Cocogyun Township yesterday, carrying materials and equipment for electrification and construction works. The ship departed in the early morning from No. 3 Sule Wharf in Y...

133 of 235 dams in Myanmar have less storage water

06 Jan 2021 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Of 235 dams across Myanmar, 133 have less storage water, but only one has stopped generating electricity, said Myint Soe, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. "This year, less water flowed to those dams. There are ...

WASH project aims for safer births in Ayeyarwady Region

04 Jan 2021 - Source: Myanmar Times - A five-year project aims to help improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices in hospitals in five townships in Ayeyarwady Region, said an official of the non-governmental group WaterAid Myanmar. The help is being provided under the project W...

Mangroves planted on 18 hectares in Kawhmu by AFoCO

22 December 2020 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - With the financial assistance from SK Innovation, Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) and Korea Association for UN Environment, planted about 45,000 mangroves in an area in Letkokkon, Kawhmu Township, recently. Volunteers including l...

Yangon Water Bus resumes operations

13 December 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times Yangon's water buses were permitted to resume services on several routes starting December 7 after being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The route from Sar Par Chaung jetty to Lan Thit jetty has resumed operations from 6 am to 7 pm daily, serving over...

National Environmental Policy of Myanmar

Myanmar is blessed with diverse ecosystems, rich biodiversity and bountiful natural resources. The health of these ecosystems is essential for the country's development and the people's wellbeing, given that all economic and social sectors depend on its natural capital. Yet many of our country's nat...