As sandbanks clog up rivers, flooding augmented in Rakhine State

sandbanks, which are blocking the course of rivers and streams in Rakhine State, need to dredged to prevent flooding, say local residents and engineers.
They point out that low-lying townships within the state are prone to flooding when rivers and streams in mountainous areas flow down into the sea, leaving behind sandbanks, highlighting how the dredging of these sandbanks could help abate the extent of such floods.

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