Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 11 August 2019)

80,000 People Displaced Overview As of Sunday 11 August 2019, there were more than 80,000 people sheltering in evacuation sites across Myanmar, as the country has been battered over the last week by torrential monsoon rains that triggered a landslide in Paung Township, Mon State, killing more than 5...
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Myanmar Monsoon Floods Update (As of 8 August 2019)

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...
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Floods hit 2000 people

07 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 2000 people have been displaced and some schools have been temporarily closed due to flooding, according to Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management. Kayin, Mon, Rakhine, Thaninthari, Bago and Ayeyarwady have been especially affected by this year's fl...
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Mini dams built for flood prevention, water supply in Rakhine State

05 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Rakhine State branch of the Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management (IWUMD) built the Yoetayok Dam in Ponnagyun Township in the fiscal year 2018-2019. The dam near Yotayok village is one of the dams the department built in Rakhi...
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More than 45,000 people affected by first monsoon flood

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 ...
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China-led port project inches ahead in Myanmar

​CITIC-led consortium this month started legally required impact assessments but the controversial $1.3 billion mega-project is still far from a done deal ​ By Thompson Chau , Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme und...
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Results of fish survey set to be released

02 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The result of studies conducted last year by scientists on a Norwegian research vessel will be released within the next couple of months, the Department of Fisheries has announced. The research vessel RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen was in Myanmar from August to September ...
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Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port will help boost trade: Chinese ambassador

23 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - If the strategically important Kyaukpyu deep sea port in Rakhine State is developed systematically, it will help the country's trade sector grow, said Mr Hong Liang, the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar. Myanmar is implementing three special economic zo...
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China, Myanmar sign port deal after years of negotiations

​09 Nov 18 - Source: Mizzima -  China and Myanmar signed an agreement on Thursday to move forward a multi-billion dollar deep sea port project in Kyaukpyu, a strategic town along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, after negotiations dragged for years due to financing and other issues. At a ceremon...
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India, Myanmar sign pact on Rakhine port projects

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar on the appointment of a private operator to run and maintain Sittwe port, Paletwa inland water terminal, and associated facilities in the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, an Indian Emba...
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China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar's planned strategic seaport

​12 Oct 18 - TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) - Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanm...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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Thousands of dead mussels pile up in Kyaukphyu Township

​24 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Thousands of dead mussels are found washed up along Longchaung River a few days after the pollution of Thanzit River in Kyaukphyu Township in Rakhine State. Locals who earn their living by collecting mussels face difficulties as about 90 out 100 mussels collected ...
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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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