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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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50 villages & 1700 acres of land destroyed after Sedawgyi Dam overflows in Region

Source: mmtimes,19th October 2017 Heavy floods triggered by overflowing water at Sedawgyi Dam has devastated some 50 villages and also destroyed croplands. According to local villages, the incident that occurred on October 14 in Madaya township in Mandalay Region, was the worst flood to hit the area...
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