For centuries, the Irrawaddy River has served as Burma’s main riverine artery, but what does the future hold for this important waterway?
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The World Bank has pledged to cooperate with the Department of Water Resources in Burma and loan US$100 million to develop the Irrawaddy river basin. The project also aims to[…]
Kachin residents say intensive panning along crucial waterway is causing illnesses among locals and rapid destruction of river banks
Settlers have returned to the Irrawaddy River-bank after local authorities evicted over 400 families before King Harald and Queen Sonya of Norway sailed the Mandalay stretch of the river.
Villagers across Irrawaddy Division are abandoning their homes in droves after warnings that floodwaters would remain well over danger levels in the days ahead.
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group has been ordered to change the names of its publications to the official spelling ‘Ayeyawady’ by Burma’s Ministry of Information. The Irrawaddy hit back in a[…]
Local authorities have demolished 50 huts belonging to squatters on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Mandalay Division.
The Irrawaddy Dolphins are being threatened with extinction by the practice of “electrofishing”, which provides high yields for individual fishers at the expense of the natural environment.
Warning to goes out to fishermen off Burma’s southern coast as heavy winds threaten to worsen an already fragile situation
Children as young as five among victims as overloaded boat flips and capsizes close to Labutta in Burma’s southern Irrawaddy delta
Water shortage problem compounded by polluted rivers and the termination of water-purification supplies from aid groups
Nov 17, 2009 (DVB), Nine people have died and nearly 15 remain missing after a passenger ferry collided with an oil barge in Burma's southern Irrawaddy delta on Sunday, eye-witnesses[…]
JJ KimJuly 28, 2009 (DVB), Intense militarization of Burma's river areas is a byproduct of the government's near obsession with hydropower, for which the only benefits will be felt by[…]