Mawlamyine


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Mawlamyine

(mô'ləmīn`) or

Moulmein,

(mo͝olmān`, mōl–), city (1983 pop. 219,991), SE Myanmar, near the mouth of the Thanlwin (Salween) River; the third largest city of Myanmar and the capital of Mon State. A river port and commercial center, it has teak mills and shipyards; rice, tea, teak wood, and rubber are exported. From 1826 to 1852, it was the chief town of British Burma. A pagoda in the city is referred to in Rudyard Kipling's poem "Mandalay."
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The station in Ye will draw power from the main Mawlamyine power station and transmit power to a third station in Dawei, which is the site for the proposed controversial Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
Historical mosques in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Sittwe, Rakhine State, and other areas of the country continued to deteriorate because authorities would not allow routine maintenance.
According to the Mawlamyine priest, at least 20 fishing boats were lost off the coast along the diocesan area.
Approximately US$50 million is invested by Thai firm Siamgas and Petrochemicals Public Company in a gas-fired power plant in Mawlamyine Township.
27 in a statement that it ''utterly deplores'' the Myanmar junta's order for it to close its field offices in Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Hpa-an, Taunggyi and Kyaing Tong.
UNISDR will support the development of action plans for reducing disaster risk in these 20 cities: Kampala (Uganda), Dire-Dawa (Ethiopia), Kisumu (Kenya), Yaounde, Pria, Khartoum (Republic of Sudan), Ismaliya Governorate (Egypt), Nablus (Palestine), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Honiara (Solomon Islands), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Kathmandu City (Nepal), Dhaka North City Cooperation (Bangladesh), Cilacap Regency (Indonesia), Mawlamyine (Myanmar), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Kingston (Jamaica), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Managua (Nicaragua) and San Juan de Lurigancho (Peru).
The ICRC said Monday in a statement that it ''utterly deplores'' the Myanmar junta's order for it to close its field offices in Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Hpa-an, Taunggyi and Kyaing Tong.
The unit located in Mon States Mawlamyine township, is operated by local company Moe Mya Chel Company in collaboration with Sumitomo and Japans Oji Forest and Products.
The bridge, which took nearly four and a half years to complete, is located between Mottama and Mawlamyine, two towns in southern Mon state, about 160 kilometers southeast of the capital Yangon.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy : The proposed project is expected to develop the cities of Mawlamyine in Mon State, and Hpa-An and Myawaddy in Kayin State as competitive economic nodes along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) which extends from Da Nang on the coast of Viet Nam through Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Thailand to Mawlamyine on the coast of Myanmar.
The project locations are Chaungzon Island, Kyaikhto Mawlamyine, and Mudon four townships in Mon state.
The GMS EWEC extends from Danang on to the coast of Viet Nam through the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Thailand to Mawlamyine on the coast of Myanmar.