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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Mandalay IWUMD to ensure irrigated water for over 80,000 acres of monsoon paddy fields

​22 July 18 - The Mandalay Irrigation Water Utilisation Management Department (IWUMD) will implement an irrigation water project to cover 82,423 acres of monsoon paddy fields in Mandalay and PyinOoLwin districts through the dam and diversion weir of Mandalay Region during the 2018-2019 fiscal y...
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Water floods paddy fields in Hintada district

22 June 18 - Torrential rain flooded more than 74,000 acres of paddy fields and roads in Hintada district, Ayeyawady region. Sources claimed that water receded from over 43,000 acres of paddy fields in six townships in the district now. "The heavy downpour made flooding worse in addition to inu...
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Release of water via spillways does not mean dams have been damaged

21 June 18 - There are more than 230 dams across the country, which are managed by the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. Of these, the water level in 32 dams exceeded their full tank levels and overflowed on 14 June due to heavy rain falls brought by low-pressure weat...
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Sluice gates help produce 7,500 acres of paddy in delta

​The construction of five sluice gates on an island between two rivers in the Ayeyawady Region has created 7,500 acres of seawater-free land on which monsoon, as well as summer paddy, can be cultivated.  The unit-9 of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department has been building...
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Integrated Water Resources Management “Learning by Doing” at Meikhtila Lake

​ Interview with Luuk Brinkman, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV For a long time, in a lullaby song, Meikhtila Lake was given its worthy tribute by authors in different periods of Myanmar literary history in all forms of prose, verse and drama. Meikhtila Lake was highlighted as The Lake Filled ...
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Forest Department plans to regenerate 200 acres of mangrove wetlands

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 19 January, 2018 The Forest Department is planning to revive 200 acres of depleted mangrove forests over 1500 acres of abandoned prawn-breeding wetlands in the Ayeyarwady Delta region, said Forest Department Director Nyi Nyi Kyaw. The project, called Integrated Planni...
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Myanmar: Embankment of Zarmani dam burts, flooding 30 squatter houses

Source: Asia News, 29th November 2017 NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - About 30 squatter houses were flooded when the embankment preventing sewage entering Zarmani dam in Thanlyin Township broke down yesterday morning, according to Irrigation Department from Southern District. "It isn't the dam...
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WWF-Myanmar study aims for sustainable use of Ayeyarwady

Source: mmtimes, 24th October 2017 WWF-MYANMAR is undertaking research on the sustainable use of Ayeyarwady River that could maximize its benefits for the country's economy and people living along the coastal areas. Link:  https://www.mmtimes.com/news/wwf-myanmar-study-aims-sustainable-use-ayey...
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