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AHA Centre Situation Update No. 2: Monsoon Flood, Myanmar

Hightlights a. Due to heavy torrential rains as a result of Southwest Monsoon since 4 July 2018, nine provinces were affected thus far with widespread flooding and landslides reported. Four provinces in Myanmar are most affected, namely Kayin, Mon, Tanintharyi and Bago. See figure below on probable ...
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Yangon temporarily stops circular trains due to floods

3 August 18 - Heavy rain caused flooding in some townships in Yangon yesterday, causing circular trains to shut down temporarily. The flood-hit places were Sanchaung, Mingladone, Insein and Shwepyitha Townships/ Roads temporarily blocked in some townships.  In Yangon, Shwepyitha Township s...
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Report: Myanmar Monsoonal Flooding Reported Impacts and Accumulated Rainfall for Past 7 Days, 03 August 2018

​It is a report for ASEAN Region - Regional Impacts (Myanmar, Lao PDR): Monsoonal Flooding Reported Impacts and Accumulated Rainfall for Past 7 Days, 03 August 2018.   Download PDF File Here  Source:  https://reliefweb.int/map/myanmar/asean-region-regional-impacts-myanmar-la...
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‘We Feel Neglected’: Life waist-deep in a flooded Myanmar village

3 August 18 - ​ The residents of Nanbaw village are no stranger to floods. Every rainy season, the rivers around them swell, and they are forced to suffer bouts of dampness, but life goes on as normal. This year, however, unusually heavy rain, a broken dam, and the cumulative effect of years of...
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Overflowing dams ‘not in danger of collapsing’

​3 August 18 -  Although 36 dams are overflowing after weeks of heavy rain, they are not in danger of collapsing, said U Kyi Wai, deputy director of the Irrigation and Water Management Department. He said the dams were built so that when they are full, the extra water is channelled by a spillwa...
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Water Stewardship 4th Meeting was kicked off

​ On 24 th of July 2018, the Water Stewardship Working Group organized 4 th working group meeting at WWF-Myanmar Office. The meeting purpose was to update all participants regarding their current water concerns and activities. Moreover, Hannah Baleta introduced a new tool, " Water Risk Filter ", an ...
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Port Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) at Myanmar Port Authority

Port Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) at Myanmar Port Authority

This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. As part of Water Challenge Program, we visited one of the key stakeholders in Myanmar port industry, Myanma Port Authority. We met with Dr. Myo Nyein Aye, Deputy General Manager and in charge of Inte...
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Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management

​2 August 18 - Six countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and India, have agreed to enhance cooperation in managing and sustainably using water resources. Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meet...
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Bilin River is still under watch despite water-level falls under danger mark

​1 August 18 -  Although the water level of the Bilin River has subsided below its danger level in the Mon State and some big vehicles can be driven on the road, the authorities are still observing the situation. The Mon State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker Dr Aung Naing Oo, who assisted in the st...
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National Natural Disaster Management Committee gives advice, conducts regional rescue operations

​31 July 18 -  The National Natural Disaster Management Committee has advised residents of Hpa-an Township and people living in lowlands near the river in Madauk to move to areas safe from floods, and for people living in lowlands and near the river in Thabaung Township to exercise caution. The...
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Floods affect Mon, Kayin, Taninthayi and Bago

​31 July 18 -  Basic commodities prices have increased in flood-stricken Mon and Kayin states as well as Taninthayi and Bago regions, sources said. Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement claim that there are 25,050 people from 5,302 family households at 67 flood relief camps in Kay...
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More than 100,000 forced to flee homes in Myanmar floods

​31 July 18 -  Ten people have been killed and more than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes after days of heavy monsoon rains flooded villages in central and southern Myanmar, according to government officials. The Burmese National Disaster Management Committee has urged residents nea...
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Five dead, nearly 100,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

30 July 18 - ​ At least five people have been killed and over 95,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by widespread flooding in seven states and regions during the past week, the Disaster Management Department said. It said two people died in the floods in Magwe, and one each in Tani...
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At least 5 killed, 54,000 displaced by Myanmar floods

​29 July 18  -  Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy monsoon rains continue to batter the Mekong region. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland ...
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Flood causes traffic jam in Yangon-Mawlamyaing expressway

​28 July 18 -  Authorities have imposed a temporary ban for two days to use Yangon Mawlamyaing expressway in Belin Township as some portions of the road is submerged under water, announced Mon State government on July 27. Traffic jam is heavy in the portions of the road passing through the town...
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