Myanmar’s Yangon presented with a Flood Hazard Model (FHM)

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Myanmar man rides a trishaw through a flooded road at downtown area of Yangon. Photo: EPA

Myanmar’s Yangon presented with a Flood Hazard Model (FHM)

A consortium of partners led by Royal Haskoning DHV from the Netherlands and that includes HKV consultants, Joy Brothers Engineering and Water Bridge Myanmar, presented a Flood Hazard Model (FHM) to representatives of YCDC last week, according to Thura Swiss.

Funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the seven-month project aims to assist the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) to prepare measures to make Yangon more resilient, assess changes in flood hazards as a result of future urbanization and climate change, and to identify the impact of possible flood mitigation measures in order to reduce flood risk in Yangon City, the agency reports.

Yangon is regularly subject to flooding specially during the monsoon season spanning five months from June to October. At the present time, various agencies handle flood management.