Project to boost conservation

​26 June 18 -  The Mekong River Commission and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong aimed at improving management and environmental conservation of the area. The study was launched last Frida...
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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). "Isol...
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Myanmar devises roadmap for expansion of Yangon city

​ 24 June 18  - Myanmar's Yangon regional government has formed a new firm to draw up a roadmap to undertake expansion of the financial center to make it a business-friendly and livable city. The first and second phases of the huge project of the New Yangon City Development Company (NYDC),...
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Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hlaing River

23 June 18 - Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hlaing River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones. "We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it ...
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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 shelte...
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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 inu...
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Two great opportunities from the International River Foundation for young professionals

Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women Emerging River Professional Award The International RiverFoundation's Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women gives women from developing countries the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through the IRF and its partners, with the goal of advancing women's particip...
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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 weat...
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Yangon government takes steps to better serve the public

​21 June 18 -  The Yangon regional government has taken measures to strengthen cooperation among its departments to improve efficiency in serving the public, a senior regional minister said. Daw Nilar Kyaw, region minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, said her ministry is working cl...
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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 sanitatio...
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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 af...
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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 fo...
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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 Ngawun...
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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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Myanmar developer Dagon adds more agribusiness to its diet

​18 June 18 -  Dagon International will develop an industrial park here dedicated to food processing, the Myanmar conglomerate's leaders told Nikkei on Thursday, tapping agribusiness in an effort to diversify beyond the core real estate segment. "In Myanmar, food factories are located in so man...
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