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Tanintharyi dam project draws local ire

15 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Indigenous people called for a large dam project to be halted on the Tanintharyi River, based on the findings of two reports released by local people on Friday. The devastating impact that a proposed 1040-megawatt dam would have on the river and the communities al...
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New report: Proposed Myanmar dam could displace thousands

Some worry that despite financial and social costs, much of the electricity proposed dam will generate will be exported.​ 14 Aug 19 - Source: Al Jazeera - Myanmar government officials claim a hydroelectricity project along the Tanintharyi River could significantly benefit the Southeast Asian nation....
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Local people concerned over proposed dam on Tanintharyi River

13 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Local people said that they had concerns over building a dam on Tanintharyi River in Tanintharyi Township, Myeik district , at a workshop titled, 'Our hunger for energy', at Shan Chaung Ward, Kalwin village-tracts, Myeik on August 12. Foreign and domestic companies are ...
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Dawei flood and landslide damages home, water shortage

13 Aug 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - DAWEI- Flood and landslide occurred in the villages in Ye Phyu Township, Dawei District, Taninthari Region, caused house damages and drinking water shortage, say locals. Due to heavy downpours across Dawei District, villages were submerged and the road on Yangon-...
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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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Dawei SEZ stands better chance with Japanese participation, officials say

25 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The governments of Myanmar, Japan and Thailand will be meeting over the troubled Dawei special economic zone (SEZ) project that has stalled since 2013 for lack of funding. Located 20 kilometres north of Dawei, capital of Tanintharyi Region in Myanmar's southeast ...
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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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Plastics, netting removed from coral reefs in Kawthoung

27 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - As part of efforts to conserve coral reefs, plastic, fishing nets and garbage on reefs near NyaungOoPhee Island in Kawthoung District in the Myeik Archipelago were removed by volunteers yesterday, who were working for the third day. A 10-member team ...
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The ghost net menace in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago

04 May 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar Discarded fishing gear brings death and destruction to marine environments and is threatening the unique beauty and biodiversity of Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago. By THANDA KO GYI | FRONTIER MYANMAR has a massive ghost net problem. Reefs are being smothered and mar...
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Tanintharyi villagers keep up fight against tin mine

A poor community cites decades of land dispossession and environmental degradation in their opposition to a Thai-operated tin mine in rural Dawei Township. By WIN ZAR NI AUNG and YE HTUT WIN | FRONTIER ON THE BANKS of a narrow stream in rural Tanintharyi Region, a faded blue sign points the way to M...
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Taninthayi Township starts rehabilitation activities

​11 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MYEIK- Rehabilitation activities have been carried out as the Taninthayi River's water level decreased below the danger level and schools have reopened.  The Tanintharyi Region and its surrounding villages suffered four times from Tanintharyi River floods dur...
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Taninthayi River water level reaches danger level for 3rd time

20 Aug 18 - Water level of Tanintharyi River has reached its danger level for the third time and locals are in dire need of assistance. Starting one month ago, Tanintharyi Township and its nearby villages were flooded and locals already face many difficulties as they suffered prolonged flooding...
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Tanintharyi flood victims are in need of assistance

9 August 18 - Water level of Tanintharyi River has exceeded its danger mark for the second time and locals are in need of assistance.  Starting from one month ago, Tanintharyi Township and its nearby villages were flooded and locals already face many difficulties because they suffered from...
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Floods affect Mon, Kayin, Taninthayi and Bago

​31 July 18 -  Basic commodities prices have increased in flood-stricken Mon and Kayin states as well as Taninthayi and Bago regions, sources said. Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement claim that there are 25,050 people from 5,302 family households at 67 flood relief camps in Kay...
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Over 5,000 flood victims confirmed in Tanintharyi

​23 July 18 - T he number of flood victims has reached over 5,000 until July 21 in at least 15 villages of Tanintharyi Township, Myeik District, Tanintharyi Region. Tanintharyi Township Natural Disaster Information Committee confirmed the number by collecting the names of people who reached rel...
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