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Myitkyina

(myĭt`chĭnä), city (1983 pop. 56,427), capital of Kachin StateKachin State
, state (1983 pop. 903,982), 33,903 sq mi (87,809 sq km), extreme N Myanmar. It is a mountainous region bounded on the NW by India and on the N and E by China and traversed by tributaries of the Ayeyarwady River. Myitkyina, the capital, and Bhamo are the chief towns.
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, N Myanmar, on the Ayeyarwady River. A leading town of N Myanmar, it is a trade center (including teak and jade), the extreme northern terminus of a railroad line from Yangon, and formerly an important town on the Ledo Road. In World War II its capture (Aug., 1944) by Allied troops after a siege of 78 days marked an important stage in the liberation of Myanmar from the Japanese.

Myitkyina

 

a city in northern Burma, on the Irrawaddy River. Administrative center of the national district of Kachin. Population, 35,000 (1963). It is the terminus of the railroad from Rangoon. Floating of teak and sawmilling are important industries. Deposits of precious stones are located near Myitkyina.

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It was the day I flew into Myitkyina. That's where the heavy fighting was at the time, and wherever the heavy fighting was, that's where [Lieutenant] General [Joseph] Stillwell was.
Thousands in Kachin State's capital Myitkyina joined a rally on Monday demanding safe passage for displaced civilians trapped amid clashes between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
The dam site is located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) mile below the confluence of the Mali River and the N'Mai River about 42 kilometres (26.1 mi) north of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, in northern Burma.
On 16 March 2014, U Thein Sein made an inspection tour of Kachin state and he also gave an address to parliamentarians, ethnic leaders and local people at the town hall in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state.
More planes are said to be buried in in Myitkyina in northern Kachin state, where another of the group's teams is digging.
The Tatmadaw leader's office said the KIA launched a similar assault in the pre-dawn hours of 3 January, this time on a military outpost in Nan Kyin village, outside the Kachin State capital Myitkyina. Some KIA soldiers were killed and a number of Tatmadaw soldiers were injured, said the statement.
Up till now, Myanmar government and ethnic armed organizations fail to reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement although they had maintained ceasefire talks in Myitkyina on Nov 4-5, 2013.
He added: 'It's about 100 miles from [state capital] Myitkyina to Sumprabum, and there are no good roads.'
The search team said 36 Spitfires were believed to be buried near Rangoon Airport, while another 18 were in Myitkyina in northern Kachin state and six more were buried in Meikthila in central Burma.
The Kachin Political Cooperation Committee and central executive committee members from several Kachin ethnic political parties held a meeting at the YMCA hall in Myitkyina, the Kachin State capital, on 13 January, with three of the parties agreeing in principle to unite under one banner.
Quoting a participant in Chiang Mai meeting, Shan Heral News said that the government had prepared two drafts - one that was presented to the armed groups just before the Laiza conference and the other which was delivered in Myitkyina later.