20 JUN 2020 - Source: ScandAsia - The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: "Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to My...
This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly cov...
​02 March 20 - Source: www.mmtimes.com- The Fisheries Department declared a second marine protected area in Tanintharyi Region to protect endangered fish species and marine habitats. The new conservation area covers the coastal waters between Kawthoung township and Kau-ye Island, the department said...
22 Jan 20 - Source: Myanmar Times - Japan announced yesterday that it is providing loans totalling ¥120.9 billion (US$1.1 billion) to Myanmar for four infrastructure projects. Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Ichiro Maruyama and Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Maung Maun...
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...
08 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar has asked the Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to continue its research on the country's seabed and ecosystem, the Department of Fisheries said. The vessel, which was named after a famous Norwegian explorer, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel...
07 Oct 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar and Thailand will speed up development of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and deep sea port at Dawei in Tanintharyi Region, officials said during the 9th Myanmar – Thailand Joint Coordinating Committee meeting last week. Basic infrastructure such as roads co...
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...
04 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Floods brought on by torrential rain have damaged 9,897 acres out of 81,523 acres of monsoon paddy cultivated in four townships of Myeik District, including Taninthayi Township, in the current fiscal year, according to the Myeik District Agriculture ...
02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The National Disaster Management Committee yesterday provided relief to flood victims and rice seeds to farmers to aid re-planting efforts on flood-affected fields in Taninthayi Township.At a meeting held for flood victims at the Taninthayi Town Hall...
24 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier MyanmarA community forestry scheme introduced by the military junta has allowed some communities to preserve traditional livelihoods, but heavy-handed government control and bureaucratic delays have stymied potential progress.​ By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIER WHEN CHARCOAL ...
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...
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....
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 s...
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-...