Ayeyarwady


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Ayeyarwady

(ī'yärwäd`ē) or

Irrawaddy

(ĭrəwŏd`ē), chief river of Myanmar, c.1,000 mi (1,600 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Mali and Nmai rivers in N Myanmar. The combined stream flows south through gorges strewn with rapids past Myitkyina, Bhamo, Mandalay, Pakokku, and Pyay; it receives the Chindwinn River, its principal tributary, just above Pakokku. The vast Ayeyarwady delta (c.200 mi/320 km wide), one of the world's great rice-producing regions, begins at Hintada, c.180 mi (290 km) from the Andaman Sea. On a mouth of the Ayeyarwady is the capital and port of Yangon. The Ayeyarwady is one of the great rivers of Asia and serves as the economic lifeline of Myanmar. It is navigable by steamers to Bhamo (c.650 mi/1,050 km upstream) and by launches up to Myitkyina. For many centuries it was Myanmar's principal communication route.
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A Reuters witness in Nyaungdon, a town in Ayeyarwady Region, said some villages were flooded on Thursday with only roofs visible above the water and residents feared waters would rise.
The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management Project is expected to benefit millions of poor people whose livelihoods are based on water-dependent sectors like agriculture.
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The $12 million livelihoods grant will benefit at least 700,000 people in villages in Ayeyarwady Delta, Central Dry Zone, Tanintharyi Region, and Shan State, where some rural communities face poverty rates more than double the urban level.
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