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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According to the Mawlamyine priest, at least 20 fishing boats were lost off the coast along the diocesan area.
The facility is being built as part of a collaboration between CITIC and the Thailand-based Siam Cement Group subsidiary, Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL).
A Siwertell screw-type unloader was the preferred solution for the new Mawlamyine cement plant.
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.
Siam Cement Group has announced the investment of $ 400 million to build the cement factory in Mawlamyine, Mon State.
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.
The cement plant will be strategically located in Mawlamyine, where there is a long term supply of limestone and is complemented by the water access to Yangon, which is Myanmar%s primary commercial hub.
8 million tonnes, will be strategically sited in Mawlamyine, where there is a long-term supply of limestone complemented by access by boat to Yangon, the country's main commercial hub.
Regarding Thailand, it has already promised to deliver its support to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar via development of new road connections, including a new 100-km road link from Thai Mae Sot to Mawlamyine in Myanmar.