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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Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

​18 June 18 -  Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar's southern Mon State are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend, with n...
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Visitors damage coral reefs on Cocks Comb

​03 May 18 -  Ninety percent of the coral reefs on a famous island, Cocks Comb have been damaged by the uncontrolled influx of visitors during the past two years, U Phyo Wai Yarzar, advisor of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday. adCocks Comb Island is ...
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Fish resource declines in Ye due to poison fishing

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 10 March 2018 ​Local fishermen in Ye, Taninthayi Region, are facing scarcity of fish in the rivers, and have blamed illegal fishing activities for the decline. Traditional fishermen have complained about illegal fishing with the use of poison to the...
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Dawei Special Economic Zone

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Date: 3 February, 2018  ​Myanmar and Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding to permit the Italian-Thai Development public company (ITD) to begin work on the Dawei deep sea port infrastructure project in 2018. The original project started in 20...
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Dawei SEZ to be developed in full

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 24 January, 2018 ​ The Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be developed in full to accelerate its completion after a five-year delay. The original plan was to develop the first phase of the SEZ, a spokesperson of the SEZ management committee said. A public forum wa...
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Chainsaws imperil an old-growth mangrove stronghold in southern Myanmar

Source: Mongabay Series: Global Forest Reporting Network , Oceans Date: 27 December 2017 Tanintharyi, Myanmar's southern-most state, is home to the country's last remaining old-growth mangrove forest. The trees support village life and a booming fishing industry up and down the coast. But loggi...
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Construction of Dawei SEZ back on the cards

Source: mmtimes Date: 06 December 2017 The government is exploring ways to restart development of the suspended Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), saying the SEZ will benefit Myanmar as well as the region. The Dawei SEZ includes construction of the highway as well as a deep-sea port which will link ...
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