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 preliminary survey of ICRC in Myaungmya, Hpa-an and Mawlamyine prisons, solar powered water pumping system is installed by Myanmar Correctional Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs in cooperation with ICRC.
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.
Note that the port city of Moulmein (Mawlamyine) had a population of almost 30,000 by the early 1840s.
' We've had 13.7 inches of rainfall and floods have swept through the town due to the heavy rain causing the rivers to rise,' said Myint Oo, administrator of Mawlamyine Township.
MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar - Japan's Nippon Foundation donated Saturday $70,000 in assistance to internally displaced people living in an ethnic cease-fire group-controlled area in Myanmar's southeastern Mon State.
Japanese official development loans are also helping a 1,500-kilometer east-west highway from Danang on the Vietnamese coast across Southeast Asia to Mawlamyine on the coast of Myanmar.
Myanmar would endow in constructing the necessary infrastructure required to connect Dawei in Tanintharyi Region to a power station in Mawlamyine in Mon State, enabling Dawei to gain access to electricity, said Dr Tun Naing, deputy minister at Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE).
Chapter 1 traces a number of the distinctive physical and demographic features of the three cities, Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Mawlamyine (Moulmein) and Sittwe (Akyab), back to colonial immigration policies, which resulted in an influx of--mostly Indian and Chinese--foreign residents.
The East-West Economic Corridor, which links the Vietnamese port of Danang in the east to Mawlamyine in Myanmar to the west, is one of several routes that will cross the region.
In partnership with the Mekong Institute, SDC supports to the capacity building of value chains actors and focuses on improving the environment for economic growth along the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC), which runs from Danang Port in Vietnam, through Lao PDR, Thailand, and to the Mawlamyine Port in Myanmar.
One Muslim informant also described a case of inter-religious violence he had witnessed between Buddhists and Muslims in Mawlamyine, Mon State prior to leaving for Thailand.