Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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UNDP, Norway boost conservation of Inle Lake

​6 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Norway have joined in efforts to save one of the most scenic lakes in the country, Inle Lake in Shan State. The lake, which is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the country is e...
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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent​ ​1 Nov 18 - Source: The Guardian -  On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi , a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. "The well used to be the centre of our village," My...
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Residents urge govt to halt Upper Yeywa dam project in Shan

​27 Aug 18 - Villagers in Thibaw township, Shan State, are urging parliament to stop the construction of the Upper Yeywa dam project on the Namtu/Myitnge river, saying it will harm their livelihoods and flood their homes. Source: Myanmar Times Ta Long villagers sent an open letter to 23 parliamentar...
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Water level in Thanlwin River in Hpa-an declines

​24 Aug 18 -  Locals from Hpa-an are concerned about high spring tide in full moon day of Wagaung although water level in Thanlwin River is start declining. ​Source: Eleven Myanmar "The water level in Thanlwin River is like that. It cannot be trusted as the water level can be increased or decre...
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Community River Health Monitoring - Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin River: Baseline Survey

Project -  The Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MHRI) project focuses on Myanmar's two iconic rivers: the  Ayeyarwady, a "working river" at the heart of Myanmar's national prosperity; and the Thanlwin, a  transboundary river with large potential for development, shared with China an...
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More flood relief camps opened in Hpa-an

​18 Aug 18 -  Authorities have opened more flood relief camps in Hpa-an as water level in Thanlwin River reached above its danger level starting from July 21 causing widespread floods to occurr, sources said. "The river water level has decreased about one inch and will increase again if rain po...
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Water level in Thanlwin River increases again

​11 August 18 -  Water level in Thanlwin River is increased again after flood victims moved back to their homes from flood relief camps in Hpa-an and they returned to the camps in the same night, sources said. "The flood victims moved back to their homes this morning as water is receding in Tha...
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Myanmar people struggle amid floods

7 August 18 - ​ During the period of Buddhist lent, Ma Su Myat Pan studying at Mandalay University went back to her native Thaton in Mon State for a well deserved break from the daily grind of her studies. But what was supposed to be a fun-filled vacation before she sat for her university exam,...
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Donethami Creek overflows, floods over 30 villages in Thahtone

4 August 18 - As torrential rain and overflowing of water from Donethami Creek, flood already hit in over 30 villages of 18-village-tracts in Thahtone Township, Mon State affecting more than 15,000 peoples, says MP Khaing Khaing Le from No.1 Constituency in Thahtone Township.  "In Thahtone...
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Overflowing dams ‘not in danger of collapsing’

​3 August 18 -  Although 36 dams are overflowing after weeks of heavy rain, they are not in danger of collapsing, said U Kyi Wai, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Management Department. He said the dams were built so that when they are full, the extra water is channelled by a spillwa...
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Bilin River is still under watch despite water-level falls under danger mark

​1 August 18 -  Although the water level of the Bilin River has subsided below its danger level in the Mon State and some big vehicles can be driven on the road, the authorities are still observing the situation. The Mon State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker Dr Aung Naing Oo, who assisted in the st...
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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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Flood causes traffic jam in Yangon-Mawlamyaing expressway

​28 July 18 -  Authorities have imposed a temporary ban for two days to use Yangon Mawlamyaing expressway in Belin Township as some portions of the road is submerged under water, announced Mon State government on July 27. Traffic jam is heavy in the portions of the road passing through the town...
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Floods force thousands from homes in southeast Myanmar

​28 July 18 -  Floodwaters have forced thousands from their homes in southeast Myanmar, local police said Friday, as authorities and volunteers scrambled to provide food and aid to the victims. Heavy monsoon rains have pounded Kayin State, Mon State and Bago Region in recent days and show no si...
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