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Japan to help build a new radar system in Burma

Photo: will install its second radar system in early 2013 with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for upgrading weather forecast work, according to official media.

The radar system will be installed in Rangoon, Mandalay and Kyaukphyu in western Rakhine State.

According to Myanmar's Meteorology Department, the country experienced fewer storms this year. However, many parts of southern Myanmar were hit by floods, while the northern region was badly affected by drought the whole year, bringing about losses to paddy cultivation and livestock breeding.

Burma was listed as one of the most affected countries for extreme weather in 2013 by Germanwatch, an environmental and development organization.

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