29 Aug 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - YANGON—In the midst of a high-tech makeover to become a genuine smart city, Myanmar's historic royal capital Mandalay—more than 160 years old—received the Smart City Award 2019 at a Bangkok summit attended by 24 countries including Japan, India, Australia, Singapo...
29 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of international and local scientists have announced the discovery of previously unknown species of freshwater mussels in Myanmar. The discovery of four new freshwater mussel species and four new subspecies was recently announced by a team from the wildlife...
Saltwater intrusion caused largely by climate change is pushing indigenous farmers in the lower Ayeyarwady Delta region and surrounding coastal area to migrate to higher land in the upper Ayeyarwady Delta and abandoned their professions. ​By KYAW NYUNT LINN | MYANMAR WATER PORTALIntrusion occurs whe...
27 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Work to install measuring and monitoring devices for dams during the monsoon season has been carried out, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw. "Work such as adding cement and mortar to reduce leaking from the channels of spillways and str...
27 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - To prevent farmland flooding, more than K9 billion will be needed to repair creeks and ditches that have silted up, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation. Creeks and ditches that have silted up cause water levels in rivers to rise, so...
ေျမေအာက္ေရေန႔ကိုႏွစ္စဥ္ႏွစ္တိုင္း၊စက္တင္ဘာလ(၃)ရက္ေန႔တြင္ေျမေအာက္ေရကိုတန္ဘိုးထား၊အဓိထားသံုးစြဲေနသည့္ႏွိင္ငံမ်ားမွာေျမေအာက္ေရဆိုင္ရာအစိုးရဌာနမ်ား၊အဖြဲ႔အစီးမ်ားကဦးေဆာင္ျပီးသံုးစြဲသူမ်ားႏွင့္အတူေျမေအာက္ေရဆိုင္ရာလူမူ႔ေရးရာႏွင့္ပညာေပးေဆာင္ရြက္လုပ္ရွားမူ႔မ်ားကိုက်င္းပၾကသည္။အဲဒီေန႔မွာေျမေအာက္ေရကိုအေလးထားထု...
The water quality survey targeting the Hlaing River basin and the Doke Hta Waddy River basin was conducted as one of activities of the Project for Capacity Development in Basic Water Environment Management and EIA System. This report summarizes the water quality survey results which are to be utiliz...
26 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will invite the private sector to take over the supply and distribution of water in Yangon, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe was quoted by state media as saying. He said the YCDC has been facing difficulties managing wastage and...
25 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Every year Myanmar faces serious problems with flooding and this year Mon State was particularly badly hit by flooding and landslides, incidents that killed many people.It was with this in mind that the Myanmar Cartoonist Association organized and sponsored a cartoon ex...
24 Aug 19 - Source: Frontier MyanmarA community forestry scheme introduced by the military junta has allowed some communities to preserve traditional livelihoods, but heavy-handed government control and bureaucratic delays have stymied potential progress.​By KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIERWHEN CHARCOAL bu...
23 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Forty-four candidates from Myanmar have been awarded scholarships for master's courses by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an official from the agency announced on Wednesday. Of the candidates, 33 are from government ministries, four from the Uni...
23 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - "Waso-Wagaung, the rivers swell with the rising tide, let's go gather the ripe rose apple. From the thorny bush, the big black leech will stick to us," so goes the saying, when all the rivers and streams are full of water from the rains of Waso-Wagaung. The reside...
22 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A workshop to conserve Ramsar wetland sites in central Myanmar will be held to educate the public and government officials, said U Thein Aung, chair of the Myanmar Birds and Environmental Conservation Association. A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be o...
​Government officials announced on Monday that 82 people have been killed and about 200,000 displaced by landslides and flooding in Myanmar since June 25. Another 49 people were injured.20 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Mon State was the worst-hit area in the country, said an official from the Dep...
Several weeks of heavy monsoon rains in August 2019 swamped Burma (Myanmar) and southern and western India, unleashing destructive floods and landslides. Above-average monsoon rainfall caused rivers and streams to overflow their banks, while destabilizing hillsides in several regions.The annual mons...

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