Irrawaddy


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Synonyms for Irrawaddy

the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea

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VAR of flood-affected residents waiting for supplies in Kyouk Taing village near Nyaung Don township in Myanmar's Irrawaddy region.
However while Collins was on board a boat on the Irrawaddy River, which runs through Burma, she decided to do some pilates on deck.
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Wingate crossed the Irrawaddy river with the rest, but the Japanese forced the Chindits into a tightening "box" trap.
One such trip is being offered by Viking River Cruises with its brand new 16-day 'Memories of Mandalay' Irrawaddy River cruise.
According to news reports, the most significant damage appeared to be the collapsing of bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River in the town of Shwebo, the location of the quake's epicenter.
Local media said a half-built bridge over the Irrawaddy River near Shwebo and Kyauk Myaung had collapsed and there may have been casualties.
According to news reports, several people died when a bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River east of Shwebo collapsed.
The Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area will cover a 180-kilometer-long (110 miles) stretch of river from eastern Kratie province to the border with Laos, the government said after the measure was approved in the weekly cabinet meeting.
VISIT Highlights include cruises along the Irrawaddy river and visits to picturesque pagodas, enchanting monasteries and forgotten hill stations.
6 billion, 6,000-megawatt Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy River.
Now a presidential announcement suspending the Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River, a joint venture with China, could signal the Burmese military's disenchantment with China or at least a show of desire to distance itself from the powerful neighbor if only to win Western support, explains Burma expert Bertil Lintner.
Suu Kyi had recently released a letter calling on backers of the Myitsone hydropower project to 'reassess the scheme,' citing concerns that dams on Myanmar's Irrawaddy River would degrade the environment, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Animosity between majority Burmese and ethnic minorities in the hilly borderlands that form a horseshoe around the central Irrawaddy river plain goes back centuries.
The melt waters of these high altitude glaciers supply crucial seasonal flows to the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Salween, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Yangtze and Yellow rivers, which hundreds of millions of people downstream depend on for their livelihoods, the statement said.