Floods, crop damage under-scores need for insurance

6 July 18 - Due to heavy rainfall during the month of June, more than half a million acres of farming land was flooded and some 250,000 acres totally destroyed as at June 29, said U Myo Tint Tun, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). That underscores the need to implement a crop insurance ...
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Myanmar from Space, a different perspective

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative towards making satellite data useful for sustainable development projects. A key objective for EO4SD is to empower users with the ability to leverage Earth Observation data and services in an independent and sustainable manner. As part of this program,...
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Hpakant flooding sweeps hundreds of houses in downtown wards

​3 July 18 -  Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State. The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations remove the debris aiming not to break the flooded...
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Rivers may swell pass danger levels during July

​2 July 18  -  During the month of July, water level in 12 Rivers may swell well over danger levels according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Chindwin River during July exceed dangerous water level once in Khamti, Homalin, Phaungpyin, Mawleik, Kalaywa, Minkin, kani and Monywa. Ayeyawaddy River water rising beyond the dan...
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Airport in eastern Myanmar temporarily closed due to flooding

​28 June 18 -  The Tachilek Airport in Shan state of eastern Myanmar has been temporarily closed due to flooding after heavy rainfall hit the area since Tuesday night, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday. The rain water flooded a runway of the airport, forcing the airport to close on Wednesday until weather condition imp...
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Kandawgyi Lake Flood Risk Control - Interview with Geologist, U Aye Ko (NEPS)

​ 26 June 18 - Flooding is an obvious problem in Myanmar, mostly in downtown of Yangon and rural regions during monsoon season. Although we desired to live near water, nobody wants to live in flooding. To learn more about these improvements, we interviewed U Aye Ko who is the project leader of the water control system around Kandawgyi Lake. He...
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More rain to be expected: Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH)

​25 June 18 -  Rain is heavy in Rakhine and Mon states due to monsoon wind and isolated heavy downpour caused by rainclouds will be occurred in lower Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway and west of Bago regions, said Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). "Isolated rainfall will occur in upper Sagaing region a...
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Officials provide boats, food, cash during Mon State flood

​23 June 18 -  Heavy rains poured down in Mawlamyine without interruption starting from the evening of 16 June until the morning of 17 June, causing water flowing into the wards to rapidly rise to five-and-a-half feet or six feet. Residents had to be moved to higher ground and given shelter. Interview by Shin Min, Hmay Kyu Zin The followi...
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Water floods paddy fields in Hintada district

22 June 18 - Torrential rain flooded more than 74,000 acres of paddy fields and roads in Hintada district, Ayeyawady region. Sources claimed that water receded from over 43,000 acres of paddy fields in six townships in the district now. "The heavy downpour made flooding worse in addition to inundated mountain stream.  Paddy fields in Hint...
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Release of water via spillways does not mean dams have been damaged

21 June 18 - There are more than 230 dams across the country, which are managed by the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. Of these, the water level in 32 dams exceeded their full tank levels and overflowed on 14 June due to heavy rain falls brought by low-pressure weather depressions.  The overflow water in these...
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Masonry training so communities can build sanitary latrines in Myanmar

​20 June  18 -  Our team in Myanmar has been partnering with villages in Maubin township in southwest Myanmar for years. Many communities here are flood-prone and face deep poverty, so our team has helped them prepare for and mitigate flooding, improve child nutrition and improve sanitation in schools and at home. To further this work, we...
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June floods kill 19, displace over 10,000

​20 June 18 -  The strong monsoon that has pummeled the country with heavy rain since last week has claimed the lives of 19 people while displacing more than 10,000 families across the country, a Department of Disaster Management official told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday. Regions and states affected by the deluge include Magwe, Mon, Rakhine, ...
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"I thought the training would be easy. But …"

​20 June 18 -  To continue helping villages in Maubin Township in Southwest Myanmar, the CWS team once again worked with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (www.cawst.org) further strengthen sanitation in flood-prone villages where CWS has been partnering with families for several years to help them affordably improve sa...
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Worst flooding in 40 years hits Mon State, hundreds evacuated

​18 June 18 -  Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes on Sunday after floods swept Mawlamyine and other townships in Mon State after hours of heavy rain, government officials and rescuers said. The flood occurred before dawn in Mawlamyine, and a landslide was also reported on Ngawuntha mountain in the centre of the township.  ...
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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 no relief in sight, according to a report in the st...
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