August 18, 2016

Land works blamed for unusually strong flooding in Mandalay

Photo : Mandalay City Development Committee
Photo : Mandalay City Development Committee

Local people in Mandalay place the blame on land work projects for the floods which have inundated some areas this year.
The land work has changed the water way, causing it to overflow from the creeks and the Ayeyawady River. “The situation of this year’s flood, which submerged some areas with unusual strength, is considered to be because of man-made works, and La Nina has also made the situation worsen,’ said Chief Minister of Mandalay Region Dr Zaw Myint Maung.
As the water level of the Ayeyawady River is rising around Pyay, Shwetaung and Padaung townships the Bago Region Government has opened 24 shelters for people in low-lying areas.
“Currently, the water level has reached six inches above the danger level but it may reach about two feet above the danger level over the next two days. People in low-lying areas are advised to move to the safe shelters,” said  Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Har Yin Naing Ti Yan.


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