Irrawaddy getting shallow

Due to the less water flowing into the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) River, the river becomes shallower this year. This has affected the inland waterway along the river, with difficulties encountered by the ships ad boats that sail along Irrawaddy.

Irrawaddy-morning
Irrawaddy Morning

This year, the Irrawaddy is shallowest in last five years’ time. In some places (especially in Mandalay and Magwe Divisions) the river has to be closed to larger boats, according to one staff from Inland Waterway Transport Department. “The river has become read more



Life on Irrawaddy (Ayarwaddy or Ayeyarwaddy)

Life on IrrawaddyIf you ever sailed along the great river Irrawaddy (Ayarwaddy or Ayeyarwaddy), the largest and longest river in Myanmar, you would notice one thing. Life is almost as it was sixty years ago. Old wooden ships still run along the river as it was before the World War II. Workers carry rice sacks over their shoulders, loading and unloading ships docked at the piers. Naked children swim in the muddy river while their mothers bath on the river bank; the same thing that their mothers and grand mothers read more