YE TOWNSHIP will plant 18,000 mangrove trees on an island in Abaw Village, in Mon State to reinforce the coast against erosion and flooding, according to a township forest officer.
U Sow Win, head of the Ye Township Department of Forestry said that different varieties of mangrove plants will be cultivated on 13 acres of vacant plots on Sonema Island this month.
Sonema Island, with an estimated 700 acres of farmland, frequently are flooded during the rainy season. Saltwater has damaged about half of that acreage.
Myanmar is encountering the consequences of climate change, deterioration of the ecosystem, deforestation, endangered species, pollution of the air, oceans, rivers, lakes and land and infectious diseases like other countries in the world, President U Htin Kyaw said in his speech at the Green Economy and Green Development Forum held at Myanmar International Convention Centre (2) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The president pointed out the importance of international cooperation in the response to the impact of the deterioration of the world’s environment and ecosystems.
Minbu — Well-wishers and officials of Township Development Supporting Committee on 2 September provided 50 bags of rice and clothes to residents from the villages that faced erosion of Ayeyawady River in Minbu Township.
A total of 59 houses of 210 have been removed in Htonmagyi village due to overflow of Ayeyawady River. The flesh flood of the river caused erosion at the bank where 19 houses were located.
NyaungU, 25 Aug — While many regions and states in Myanmar have been inundated by water following flash floods in recent weeks, locals in NyaungU Township are struggling to overcome water shortages due to excess silt in nearby dams and lakes.