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UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following military coup

03 March 2021 - Source: Climate Change News - The military takeover in Myanmar raises fears of pollution, deforestation and revival of a controversial hydropower dam, as international agencies put climate projects on hold  The UN has suspended climate projects that require working with Myanmar'...
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Treading Water: The Dark Legacy of Hydropower Development in Myanmar

Hydropower may be a source of renewable energy, but if left uncontrolled, it might cost more to the planet than we think.  Source: University of Sydney | Thiri Shwesin Aung - While hydropower is a vital source of renewable energy, the development of new hydropower plants can often result i...
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Lesser rainfall causes reduction of irrigation water in Ngwe Taung Dam

26 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Nan San Hpoo natural water outlet, a water source of the Ngwe Taung Dam, Dimawhso Township, Kayah State, had a declining water yield, and the area had low rainfalls in the raining season, so this year, the dam will be able to supply water for ...
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Hsedawgyi dam to provide full irrigation for summer paddy, sesame in Feb

08 Jan 2021 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Mandalay Region Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department will provide sufficient irrigated water from Hsedawgyi Dam for the local farmers who will grow summer paddy and summer sesame on 67,348 acres of land starting from the firs...
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133 of 235 dams in Myanmar have less storage water

06 Jan 2021 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Of 235 dams across Myanmar, 133 have less storage water, but only one has stopped generating electricity, said Myint Soe, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. "This year, less water flowed to those dams. There are ...
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More Myanmar dams are running dry ahead of summer months

25 DEC 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - More dams in Myanmar that are supposed to irrigate farms and generate electricity are running low of water and likely to be of little use during the coming summer months. The latest to report low water level is the Myo Gyi dam in Ywarngan township in Shan S...
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Farmers urge authorities to fill Thapanseik dam with river water

15 Dec 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Farmers in Sagaing's Shwebo township urged authorities to fill one of the largest dams in Southeast Asia with river water to ensure steady supply of water for the summer paddy planting season. They said filling the dam with river water is necessary as ...
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Hydro power projects that will take place in May Kha and Malikha not acceptable: Kachin State People’s Party vice-chair

05 Dec 2020 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Kuam Guan Aung Kham, Vice-chairman (1) of Kachin State People Party (KSPP) said that hydro power projects that will take place along May Kha and Malikha River will not be accepted.  Chair of Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) in his remark to commander-i...
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Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) Project 20 percent completed

01 Dec 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala), which crosses the Yangon River and will link Lanmadaw Township to Dala Township in Yangon Region, is under construction, and about 20 per cent of all the construction works have been completed, accor...
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Thakut River bridge to be completed in March

05 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The new Dala and Kawmhu bridge over Thakut River is now 95 percent complete and should be operational by the end of March 2021, said project engineer U Thet Wai Aung.  "The Thakut River bridge is situated on the Dala-Thkut-Let Khoke Kone-Kanyin Kone ro...
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Sarchaung Bridge in Tamu District collapsed due to heavy rain

1 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Digital News - Torrential rain hit Myothit, Tamu District, Sagaing Region and it caused the Sarchaung Bridge near Thanan village to collapse this morning. The bridge which is on the Tamu-Sati Road is 35 ft in length. Due to the heavy rain, the bridge approach slab w...
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Dala bridge construction suspended during Yangon stay-home period

24 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Nine people working on the construction of Dala Bridge who were quarantined for COVID-19 have tested positive for the coronavirus. Work on the project will now be suspended for as long as the Yangon stay-at-home order is in place. "After we detected the fir...
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Dala bridge construction suspended over COVID-19 cases

17 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Construction works on the Dala bridge will be suspended after four Myanmar engineers from the construction team tested positive for COVID-19, U Tun Yin, regional Hluttaw MP from Dala, said. "It is impossible to continue the construction work. If we do not s...
Twante canal crossing bridge to be built in Seikkyi Khanaungto

Twante canal crossing bridge to be built in Seikkyi Khanaungto

11 SEP 2020 - Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Seikkyi Kanaungto Township is well known as an island town and most of the residents rely upon the motor vessels to cross the river. So, authorities are planning to build the Twante canal crossing bridge.There are over 35,000 people in nine wards...
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Ministry of Construction complete 100 bridges in Myanmar this year

04 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - State and regional governments in Myanmar have expended around K477 billion building bridges in fiscal 2019-20, according to the Ministry of Construction. "A total of 43 bridges spanning over 180 ft and 57 bridges under 180 ft amounting to 100 bridges in to...

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