This jointly funded program, which is called Building Resilient Livelihoods in Kayin State, is paving paths out of poverty and dependence.
Environmental technical teams and bird conservationists on Sunday expressed concern for the biodiversity of birds in the wetlands due to the water shortage this year.
The reduced flow due to the dams will deal a critical blow to the already-declining fish population, as well as communities who depend on the river.
The amount of green space per person in Yangon has declined by nearly 40 percent to about 0.40 square metres, much lower than other densely-packed Southeast Asian cities.
The lowest level of water in the Mekong river in several decades has caused sandbanks to emerge, obstructing boat services across the border between Thailand and Laos.
For this dry season, which has already started in southern Vietnam and normally lasts until late April, drought conditions are likely to be more severe, resulting in more salinity in the delta.