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.
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