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Sittwe

(sĭt`wē) or

Akyab

(ăk yăb`), city (1983 pop. 107,607), capital of Rakhine StateRakhine State
, formerly Arakan
, state (1983 pop. 2,045,891), 14,194 sq mi (36,762 sq km), W Myanmar, extending along the Bay of Bengal. It lies at the foot of the Arakan Mts., which rises to 10,016 ft (3,053 m) at Mt. Victoria. The capital is Sittwe.
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, W Myanmar, at the mouth of the Kaladan River and on the Bay of Bengal. It is an important port and rice-milling center. Originally a small fishing village, it became a port for the export of rice after the British occupied it in 1826.

Sittwe

 

(also Akyab), a city in Burma and a port on the Bay of Bengal, at the mouth of the Kaladan River. Capital of Ara-kan (Yakhaing) District. Population, 43,000 (1963). Local industries include the hulling of rice, which is exported, lumber processing, and the production of matches. Petroleum is extracted on the islands south of Sittwe. [23–1431–]

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Earlier, in February last year Sittwe was target of the three improvised explosive devices (IED) blasts.
"Those Rohingya who were stopped by the Burmese authorities were returned to their IDP camps in Sittwe after being detained and then forced to accept National Verification Cards which do not allow them to self identify their ethnicity but instead refer to Rohingya as Bangladeshis," it said, referring to three boats intercepted by the Myanmar authorities.
They said they intended to go to Malaysia," said Moe Zaw Latt, adding authorities were preparing to send them back to Sittwe on Tuesday.
He added that one of the wounded was sent to Sittwe hospital.
New Delhi [India], Oct 22 ( ANI ): India and Myanmar signed a pact for the appointment of a private port operator for the operation and maintenance of Sittwe Port, Paletwa Inland Water Terminal and associated facilities that are part of the Kaladan Multi-Model Transit Transport Project, in an effort to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The homegrown non-governmental organisation (NGO) was named by the recipient, Myanmar lawyer and activist Kyaw Hla Aung, after seeing the organisation's work in Sittwe, Rakhine in the last few years and more recently in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh in providing humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees and displaced people.
It comprised three phases - Shan State (Lashio city): 400 parcels; Rakhine State (Sittwe city): 1,000 parcels; and Mandalay Region (Meiktila district): 425 parcels.
The anchor reading the report from Myanmar National TV (MNTV), which originally aired on Tuesday, said: 'Among the prisoners who were released from Sittwe Prison were seven Tatmadawmen [Burmese military personnel] who were imprisoned in relation to the Inn Din village issue,' in what appeared to be a reference to the men in uniform who were sentenced to 10 years in prison earlier this month for 'contributing and participating in murder.'
'From Akhyep (Akyab, currently known as Sittwe) we started.
Bomb debris are seen after an explosion outside a building in Sittwe, Myanmar February 24, 2018.
Five years ago, Sittwe, nestled in an estuary in the Bay of Bengal, was a mixed city, divided between an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist majority and the Rohingya Muslim minority.Walking Sittwe's crowded bazaar in 2009, I saw Rohingya fishermen selling seafood to Rakhine women.
Ms Suu Kyi arrived in the state capital, Sittwe, and headed to northern Rakhine, where many Rohingya villages were located.