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IFC statement on stakeholder consultation meeting in Taunggyi

The consultation meeting in Taunggyi on September 12 was attended by representatives from relevant government agencies including forest, agriculture, mining, irrigation, water resources utilization, department of natural disaster, department of hydropower implementation and rural development, among ...
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Disaster Risk Reduction -Team arrives in Myanmar to advise on floodings

Source: DSS Water / DRR Team - On 15 September a DRR-Team counting 4 Dutch experts arrived in Myanmar, after DRR-Team has been selected at the beginning of this month. Their objective: a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in Mid-August. These floods led to more than 110.000 displ...
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Mon Minister says he does not want to spark fear over potential landslide disaster sites

21 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Mon State government minister of natural resources and environment conservation Dr. Min Kyi said that they did not provide information on potential landslide sites in advance as they did not want people to get concerned over the potential for this form of natural disast...
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Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

15 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Companies Group. They will reportedly grow trees by aerial seeding in five pl...
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Clay pots find new market along Shweli River

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Earthen pots are now available in the villages located on the banks along the Shweli, a river serving as a boundary between Katha District of Sagaing Region and northern Shan State. Once, villagers of the area had to buy clay pots they used mostly as...
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Natural disasters take a heavy toll this year

​ Government officials announced on Monday that 82 people have been killed and about 200,000 displaced by landslides and flooding in Myanmar since June 25. Another 49 people were injured. 20 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mon State was the worst-hit area in the country, said an official from the D...
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Dark days for Mon after chain of disasters

16 Aug 19 - Source - Myanmar Times - After hearing a rumbling rolling "boom" for five seconds, all the houses, including those of U Khin Maung and his neighbours , were engulfed in stones, rocks and mud. As he came out of his house after hearing the noise, he saw a pile of mud cover his neighbour's ...
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Gulf of Mottama Management Plan

This Management Plan is endorsed by Mon State and Bago Regional Government, to be adopted as a guidance document for natural resource management and sustainable development for resilient communities in the Gulf of Mottama. ​  Download the Document (For Myanmar Version) Download the Document (Fo...
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Vice President calls for readiness in facing natural disasters

13 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee and Vice President U Henry Van Thio presided over a ceremony yesterday morning to provide relief assistance for the flood victims in Mon State . Organize d by the Myanmar Rice Federation, the cer...
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Vice President U Henry Van Thio visits flood-hit Mon State, meets with victims

12 Aug 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Vice President U Henry Van Thio visited flood-hit areas in Mon State yesterday to lend encouragement to rescue teams and provide aid to flood victims in Mawlamyine and Ye townships. The Vice President visited the flood victims at the 500- beded Peopl...
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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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52 Dead in Mon State Landslide; Southern Myanmar Still Flooding

11 Aug 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - PAUNG TOWNSHIP, Southern Myanmar—The death toll from a landslide in southern Myanmar on Friday has risen to 52, according to local officials. Rescue teams are still searching for missing persons at the base of a mountain in Mottama, in Mon State's Paung Township—w...
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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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Monsoon flooding kills 3, displaces residents in Myanmar

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 regi...
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Shan parliament debates Inle Lake conservation bill

12 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8. The bill was drafted by the hluttaw Bill Committee, government agencies, civil society organisations and local MPs. "This law is necessary for Inle Lak...
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