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Experts urge soil tests to help buildings survive earthquake

Geology and construction experts are urging building companies to conduct soil tests before erecting buildings to ensure safety amid increasing earthquakes. Government data show that over 60 earthquakes struck Myanmar in 2017 and about 40 the year before. U Saw Htwe Zaw, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC), said that under the country’s […]

El Nino dry spell wreaks havoc in Myanmar

At least 10 regions of Myanmar are facing severe water shortages due to searing summer temperatures brought on by El Nino, leading to dried up wells, ponds and rivers. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) predicted that temperatures from March until May this year will continue to exceed 47.2 degrees on a daily basis […]

Never again: flood-proofing Myanmar

On the banks of the bursting Ayeyarwady River, U Han Soe sits on a bench in the village school – the sturdiest building for miles around. On the banks of the bursting Ayeyarwady River, U Han Soe sits on a bench in the village school – the sturdiest building for miles around.On the banks of […]