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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The Mekong Study Tour

From 9 to 14 September, a delegation of Myanmar representatives of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR), the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD), the Forest Department, the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) and the Department...
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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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Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

​11 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources. In the district, the areas without access to a dam that have t...
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Hswar Dam to restore water for summer paddy: irrigation minister

6 Sep 18 - ​ Hswar Dam, which inner wall of a spillway collapsed, will be restored water for summer paddy, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation during a press conference held at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on September 5. "The ministry will repair the dam...
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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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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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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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Floods damage over 200,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago

​11 August 18 -  Floods destroyed over 200,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago region, according to the figures from Myanmar Agriculture Service (Bago). In the last week of late July, floods hit 494,681 acres of monsoon paddy in Bago region due to the rising water levels at Sittoung, Shwegy...
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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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