Yangon temporarily stops circular trains due to floods

3 August 18 - Heavy rain caused flooding in some townships in Yangon yesterday, causing circular trains to shut down temporarily. The flood-hit places were Sanchaung, Mingladone, Insein and Shwepyitha Townships/ Roads temporarily blocked in some townships.  In Yangon, Shwepyitha Township s...
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More than 100,000 forced to flee homes in Myanmar floods

​31 July 18 -  Ten people have been killed and more than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes after days of heavy monsoon rains flooded villages in central and southern Myanmar, according to government officials. The Burmese National Disaster Management Committee has urged residents nea...
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The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA)

6 July 2018 ( Updated) -  ​ The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is one of the major knowledge outputs of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project prepared by Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). SOBA is an integrated environmental, social and economic ana...
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A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

​ You may think that I have met with Nga Moe Yeik, the king of crocodiles and companion of Prince 'Min Nandar' from the mythical story of Shin Mway Loon and Min Nandar. Rather, I went on a field trip to the Nga Moe Yeik Dam last Thursday, June 28 as a participant of an ecosystem services training pr...
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Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hlaing River

23 June 18 - Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hlaing River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones. "We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it ...
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Water floods paddy fields in Hintada district

22 June 18 - Torrential rain flooded more than 74,000 acres of paddy fields and roads in Hintada district, Ayeyawady region. Sources claimed that water receded from over 43,000 acres of paddy fields in six townships in the district now. "The heavy downpour made flooding worse in addition to inu...
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Shelter camps prepared in Sidoktaya city in Magwe

​15 June 18 -  Local authorities in Sidoktaya township in Magwe Region will prepared temporary shelters or set up camps if flooding due to heavy rain hits the town though it has not yet happened. The water levels of Mone dam near Sidoktaya city and Kyi Ohn Kyi Wa dam, about 20 miles south of Mo...
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Myanmar: Geologic History Of Ayeyawady River Delta Mapped For First Time

​14 June 18 -  The Ayeyawady River delta in Myanmar is home to millions of people, and is a hub of agricultural activity. Unlike other large rivers across the world, however, the Ayeyawady has been relatively untouched by large infrastructure and dam projects for the past 50 years, and its geol...
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Water floods Magway-Nay Pyi Taw road

​12 June 18 -  Swelling water from torrential rain flooded Magway-Kanpyar-Nay Pyi Taw and Magway-Myotthit road, halting vehicles till 3 pm , sources said.  Most of the passenger buses running from Magway, Salin, Sinphyukyun, Pwintphyu, Minhla, Minbu and Saku to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw uses ...
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Riverbank erosion causes emergency move of households in Pyi

​12 June 18 -  Due to riverbank erosion in Zalon village,Pyi Township west of Bago Region, three households had to move quickly and 20 more may have to relocated soon, according to the locals.  There has been strong overflowing of creeks in Zalon village due to heavy rain on June 9th leavi...
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Myanmar builds US$20.9 M worth offshore fixed pilot station

​11 June 18 -  Myanmar is building a US$20.9 million worth offshore fixed pilot station, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA).  International bulk carriers enters Yangon port from the mouth of the sea 67 kilometers away from Yangon.  Chief navigation officers from the MPA gave com...
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Authorities help to relocate families in Balaba village

​11 June 18 -  Authorities are helping to relocate families living in Balaba village, Yaysagyo Township as soil erosion in Ayeyawady riverbank near the village is much worse in second week of June, sources from local said. The village monastery, which used to be far away from the riverbank, is ...
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Construction of new multi-purpose port in Yangon proposed in parliament

​11 June 18 -  A proposal to construct a multi-purpose port in Kawhmu township, southwestern Yangon, was submitted to the Yangon Regional Parliament by U Zaw Aye Maung, Rakhine ethnic minister last week. "Yangon is the gateway to trade and handles up to 95 percent of the country's imports and e...
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Yangon Region submits plan to set up multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township

​7 June 18 - The Yangon Region Government has submitted plans to implement a multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township in the southern Yangon Region. It aims to increase foreign currency earnings, create more job opportunities, facilitate export/import and cut transaction costs, explained U...
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Collapse of dam spillway sparks flood alert in Magwe

07 June 18 - ​ A dam spillway collapsed in Magwe Region on Wednesday forcing the closure of schools in several villages that could be flooded as a result of the accident, a local official told The Myanmar Times . The Kandaw Dam spillway in Pakokku township of Magwe collapsed at dawn on Wednesda...
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