Ayeyawady, Chindwin, Ngawun rivers have exceeded danger levels

WHILE exceeding danger levels around several towns the Ayeyawady and Chindwin rivers have threatened to flood people living in low-lying areas. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has alerted people living in lowing lying-areas in Mandalay, Sagaing and Ayeyawady regions to take precautions against possible flooding. According to observations yesterday the water level of the […]

New tolls to be charged on Ayeyarwady, Chindwin rivers

Six new toll stations will open along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers on December 1, according to an official. In addition to collecting fees, the stations will be charged with ensuring boats are in good condition and are driving according to the law. Fees will be set at K200 for a vessel less than 39 […]

Sagaing Gov’t to Offer Licences to Rein in Illegal Gold Mining

The Sagaing Region government will issue licences to illegal gold miners in a bid to curb their activities and rope in extra tax money into state coffers, a top official said. The ministry will inspect mining sites in Sagaing and issue illegal miners licences by this month, U Than Htike, Sagaing regional minister for forestry […]

Orient Express Launches Orcaella Offering New Myanmar Cruises

On July 22, Orient-Express will launch a new river cruiser, the Orcaella, which will sail on the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Named for a species of dolphin that inhabits the river, Orcaella (‘Or-kay-la’), was built in the colonial capital city of Yangon. The 200-foot-long ship was designed with a shallow […]