Drought hits central Myanmar

​27 Aug 18 -  Farmers in the central Myanmar are facing difficulty in growing seasonal crops as there is a shortage of water due to drought. Source: Eleven Myanmar Farmers in some regions in Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing have to rely only on rainwater to grow crops. Due to less rains, only farme...
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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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​Water project offers hope to farmers in Myanmar's central dry zone

23 Aug 18 -  Mizzima -   Taking shelter from the midday heat in a bamboo hut among the paddies and pulses of Myanmar's central Dry Zone, it is easy to drift back in time and imagine what life must have been like in the Kingdom of Pagan 1,000 years earlier. Then the farmer who has invi...
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Myanmar comes in 2nd on list of countries most prone to water-related disasters

​21 Aug 18 -  Myanmar is ranked 2 nd on the list of countries with the highest amount of dangers caused by water, said Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary of the National-level Water Resources Committee Advisory Board. Writer: May Thin Kyi Due to heavy rains, rivers and creeks are flooded with rain ...
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Taninthayi River water level reaches danger level for 3rd time

20 Aug 18 - Water level of Tanintharyi River has reached its danger level for the third time and locals are in dire need of assistance. Starting one month ago, Tanintharyi Township and its nearby villages were flooded and locals already face many difficulties as they suffered prolonged flooding...
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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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Convoy of Hope Responds to Flooding in Myanmar

17 Aug 18 - ​ In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced. As resources ...
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Can the regional government manage both old and new Yangon?

​16 Aug 18  -  The Yangon region government has come under flak since March, when it announced the launch of a new Yangon City project at the west bank of Yangon River. If and when the first phase of the US$5 billion development is complete, it will include five village townships, two brid...
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My Urban Challenge: Mayor of Yangon

Source: GovInsider  16 Aug 18 -  Myanmar's commercial centre Yangon, is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Its population is estimated to be around 10 million, says Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. The Mayor has turned to celebrities and popular icons such as the Power Rangers to hel...
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Pilot project set to be role model for dry zone irrigation

​15 Aug 18 -  Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said during a media visit last week. Mya...
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People affected by flooding in Yangon, Myanmar

​Source: Xinhua ​Source Link:  http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1115440.shtml
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Pilot project to irrigate Myanmar’s dry zone

​14 Aug 18 -  Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said. Mya Than, assistant director and c...
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High tide floods Yangon townships

​14 Aug 18 -  Since 4:30 pm on August 13, high tide occurred in Botataung, Lamadaw township which are situated near Yangon port. Thaketa, Thigungyun, North Okkalapa, South Okkalapa, Pazuntaung, Mingalar Taungnyunt, Kyimyindaing, Hlaing Tharyar, and Taikkyi Townships are located close to Nga Moe...
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Water floods into residential areas in Yangon

​14 Aug 18 -  Water flooded into residential areas in many townships in Yangon due to heavy rain, high tide with exceptionally high spring in the last day of waning, said Director General Dr Kyaw Moe Oo from Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) warned...
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