27 Feb 20 - Source: BAGO, Myanmar (Reuters) - Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar's southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks. ​Eventually, the 1,500 residents of Ta Dar U had to accept th...
03 Feb 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Gulf of Mottama Wetland conservation area has been expanded from 42,500 hectares to 161,030 hectares after its adjacent area was declared the sixth Ramsar Site in Myanmar on Sunday. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance u...
06 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Conservationists are set to conduct next week a census of migratory birds taking refuge in the country's wetlands to escape the biting winter in their natural habitats. Daw Thiri Dawei Aung, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association's (BANCA) managing direc...
Myanmar can't escape from natural hazards, with earthquakes, landslides and floods claiming lives and destroying billions of kyat in property and crops. 20 Dec 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - People here are no strangers to earthquakes, with several destructive tremors shaking the country every year. T...
25 Nov 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The government is closely monitoring a wetlands in Bago Region that irrigates nearby farmland and serves as a refuge for migratory birds, a Forest Department official said. Department officials are checking the water quality in the Moeyungyi wetlands, which is one...
Myanmar-Norway Bilateral Environmental Programme is the collaboration between Myanmar authorities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, the Ministry of Transport and Communication and Norwegian institutions, Norwegia...
05 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Strong winds, heavy rain, flash floods and landslides brought about by the monsoon season that started on June 25 have killed 91 people, and injured another 65, the Disaster Management Department said on Wednesday. More than 200,000 people have been displaced by f...
02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Heavy rain caused floods damaging roads, bridges and houses in the vicinity of Taung Nyo dam in the east of Natalin Township, Tharyarwaddy District, Bago Region.The floods left damage worth of over K42 millions and houses affecting 50 people in the t...
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...
13 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A senior Mon State official has critised the government's disaster management efforts in the wake of the flooding that hit the state severely over the past week. Mon State Assembly Deputy Speaker U Aung Naing Oo said more public announcements and supervision were ...
By AFP12 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MAWLAMYINE — Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.Seasonal monsoon rains batter the country ev...
By Lawi Weng | 9 August 2019 Ten people have died and dozens are missing after a landslide in Mottama, a small town in Thaton District in Mon State, according to local sources. At least 30 others are still missing, according to the Mudon Recuse Association (MRA). According to the Mon State Governmen...
YANGON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been killed by monsoon flooding which occurred in Myanmar's states and regions since last month, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua."About nine states and regions including Kayin, Mon states and Bago regio...
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...
06 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Torrential rain caused flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region, yesterday inundating the low-lying areas and the residents were evacuated. The water level in the Sittoung River reached its danger mark yesterday morning and overflow water from the river ...