“Extremely well documented and with great expertise”, with these words Rob Steijn of consultancy firm Arcadis complimented his colleague civil engineers in Myanmar. “They did a remarkable job, restoring the levees in the Ayeyarwady river delta so quickly”.

Steijn was leader of the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) Team of six flood experts that visited Myanmar from 31 August till 6 September.

Following the extreme rainfall and subsequent floods late July and early August, the Myanmar government requested the Dutch Government for an expert judgement on improvement of their flood protection system.

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