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Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port will help boost trade: Chinese ambassador

23 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - If the strategically important Kyaukpyu deep sea port in Rakhine State is developed systematically, it will help the country's trade sector grow, said Mr Hong Liang, the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar. Myanmar is implementing three special economic zo...
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China, Myanmar sign port deal after years of negotiations

​09 Nov 18 - Source: Mizzima -  China and Myanmar signed an agreement on Thursday to move forward a multi-billion dollar deep sea port project in Kyaukpyu, a strategic town along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, after negotiations dragged for years due to financing and other issues. At a ceremon...
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India, Myanmar sign pact on Rakhine port projects

​26 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -  India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar on the appointment of a private operator to run and maintain Sittwe port, Paletwa inland water terminal, and associated facilities in the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, an Indian Emba...
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China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar's planned strategic seaport

​12 Oct 18 - TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) - Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during recent talks between the two countries, according to a visiting senior Myanm...
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A depression to occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October

​29 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  A depression may occur in Bay of Bengal in first week of October, according to weather forecast for first ten days of October by Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). Southwest monsoon is likely to withdrawal from Southern Myanmar areas (across the w...
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Excess freshwater from rain possible cause of mass clam death: Kyaukpyu District Fishing Department

​27 Sep 18 - Global New Light Of Myanmar -  The mass death of clams that occurred in Pyarpinlahar creek and its vicinity in Tapyuchaing island, Kyaukmyaung village-tract, An Township, Kyaukpyu District, is not due to polluted water and the species of clam in question could have died due to exce...
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Thousands of dead mussels pile up in Kyaukphyu Township

​24 Sep 18 - Eleven Myanmar -  Thousands of dead mussels are found washed up along Longchaung River a few days after the pollution of Thanzit River in Kyaukphyu Township in Rakhine State. Locals who earn their living by collecting mussels face difficulties as about 90 out 100 mussels collected ...
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Monsoon to weaken by end of the week: forecaster

​14 June 18 -  The monsoon that resulted in floods in some areas of the country is forecast to weaken by the weekend, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology on Wednesday. The department forecast over five inches of rain within 24 hours in Rakhine, Chin, Mag...
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Myanmar keen not to lose Kyaukpyu Port to China

​12 June 18 -  The Government of Myanmar is reported to be re-evaluating a Chinese investment project to develop the deep-water port of Kyaukpyu because of rising costs.  According to the Singapore daily Sinchew, the Kyaukpyu Port project is a part of China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initi...
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Heavy rains wash out portions of highway in Rakhine State

​12 June 18 -  Part of the road connecting Ann, Taunggok, and Tandwe townships in Rakhine State has been washed out by heavy rains in the area, a local Fire Services Department official said on Monday. U Kyaw Naing, a senior official of the Fire Services Department in Ann, said heavy rains duri...
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Kyaukphyu authorises Environment and Social Impact Assessment(EISA) but Rakhine committee demands strategic review

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 15 February, 2018 ​ A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is "a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario", the ICJ said. THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State annou...
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​Shareholders hope to break deadlock over Kyaukphyu by March

Source: The Myanmar Times Date: 26 January, 2018 CITIC has clarified local media reports claiming that negotiations to raise Myanmar's share of a proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, from 15 percent to 30pc had been agreed upon. "We note some newspapers have recently rep...
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MoU signed in Rakhine for mega projects

Source: elevenmyanmar, November 1st 2017 The entrepreneurs held a discussion about socio-economic development projects in Rakhine State on October 29, and they exchanged views about the future prosperity of Kanyinchaung economic zone. Kyaw Win, Union Minister of Planning and Finance, also attended t...
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