Better disaster management vital to country’s development

​19 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   A comprehensive disaster management plan would go far in improving the lives of everyone in the country, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.  The vice president made the remark during an event to mark the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction. "If l...
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Increase in flooding will devastate SE Asia in near future, reports warn

​ Several Southeast Asian countries have this year been heavily impacted by natural disasters, and according to recent reports, the onslaught of extreme weather in the region is expected to continue for the foreseeable future 16 Oct 18 - Southeast Asia Globe - Southeast Asia is likely to see an...
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Monywa-Homalin water route stops operation due to sandbanks in Chindwin River

​15 Oct 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A water transport route between Monywa and Homalin in Sagaing Region has ceased operating as sandbanks are forming in the Chindwin River, according Inland Water Transport. The transport route jointly launched by Inland Water Transport and a private company st...
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China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar's planned strategic seaport

​12 Oct 18 - TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) - Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanm...
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Mandalay Port to modernise with grant

​8 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a grant worth ¥6 billion (K79.8 billion) that will be...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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Another ferry boat to reinforce Wahdan-Dala trip schedule

​25 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar - Another ferry boat owned by the Inland Water Transport department will be entering the regular Wahdan-Dala trip scheduled starting on October 1. For the smooth flow of commodity and easy transport for passengers, yet another boat will add to the Wahdan-Dala tr...
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Thousands of dead mussels pile up in Kyaukphyu Township

​24 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Thousands of dead mussels are found washed up along Longchaung River a few days after the pollution of Thanzit River in Kyaukphyu Township in Rakhine State. Locals who earn their living by collecting mussels face difficulties as about 90 out 100 mussels collected ...
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Techilek rain causes temporary closure of border markets

​19 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  TAUNGGYI- As the Techilek-Maesai creek in eastern Shan State started swelling due to heavy rains yesterday, shops in Thai-Myanmar border markets have been closed temporarily, according to the locals from Tarchileik.  The torrential rain poured down since yest...
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Villagers flee after embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowers

​18 Sept 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  People in some villages below Bwatgyi Dam fled their houses as the embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowered again on the evening of September 16. In early September, the embankment of Bwatgyi Dam, located in Aunglan Township in Thayet District in Magway Region, sunk low...
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Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge to begin construction in December

​18 Sept 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge marking friendship between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will begin its construction in December, said a source from the Ministry of Construction.  The main bridge structure of Yangon-Dala ha...
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White foams from wastewater not harmful to public: MCDC

​17 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  MANDALAY- The white foams from wastewater directly being dumped into the Ayeyawady River, around Mayangyan jetty, Mandalay, isn't harmful to the public, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).  The MCDC also reported that the level of Bio...
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Water supply temporary cut for two days in Yangon

​13 Sep 18 - Myanmar Times -  Water supply will be temporarily cut for two days starting today in 19 townships of Yangon due to heavy maintenance work that would entail replacing a 60-inch Hlawgar water supply concrete pipe near Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda in Mayangone township, the Engineering Depart...
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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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