" At prosperous and pleasant Myawaddy "
The historic town “Myawaddy”, established over 2500 years ago, is situated in Kayin State at the Myanmar-Thai border. Myanmars, Kayins and Mons populate the town.
In Kayin language, Myawaddy is called “Done MayPathi”, as the land is composed of fine and rough sands.
. Myawaddy is metaphorically called south-east gate to Myanmar. It is 97 miles from “Pha-an”, the capital of Kayin State, a trade centre and hub of economy.
Along the winding road to Myawaddy, pleasant and greenish “DawNa” mountain range, stretching from east to west, can be seen. Transportation sector in Myawaddy has been upgraded.
Under the arrangement of the Road Transport Administration Department, over 100 buses ply the Pha-an-Myawaddy road section one way a day. The road section lies on the Asian high way.
Myawaddy-ThingunNyiNaung road section is 9 miles long. The construction of the 6-lane high way was started in the late 2006 with the use of heavy machinery. The road is spanning from the top of Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge to ThingunNyiNaung village.
U Ohn Han
We started construction work of Asia highway on 22.5.2005. The road from Myawaddy to ThinganNyiNaung is 17.35 kilometre long. The one mile section passing through the town is a 6-lane road while remain part outside the town is 2-lane section.
Motor ways on the 6-lane section is 10 meters wide on each side and the pavement is 3- metre wide. The 2-lane section is 10 metres wide, with 3.5 metres wide motor ways on both sides. It was completed on 29th May 2006.
As the second phase we have a plan to build 40 kilo metres long ThingunNyiNaung-Kawkareik road, in Jan 2007. It may take 200 days. In October 2007, construction of ThingunNyiNaung- Kawkareik road section will continue. With the guidance of the Head of State, physic nut plants are being grown in Kayin State. It is targeted to grow 700,000 acres of physic nut plants from 2006 to 2008 and 100,000 acres in 2006. Now, 75,000 acres have been grown.
|U Kyaw Thein
Myanma Perannial Crops Enterprise (Agriculture)
Altogether 16,500 acres of physic nut plants have been grown out of the targeted 10,000 acres in Myawaddy Township. Altogether 50 acres or 60,000 plants are thriving in Shwe KokKo village. We’ll keep the seeds and distribute to the locals to grow 30,000 acres each in 2007 and 2008.
Moreover, two-year plan to grow the target acreage of rubber 100,000 rubber in Kayin State.
Now, we’ve cultivated 72,000 acres and 1247 acres in Myawaddy.
The aim of growing 100,000 acres of Rubber in Kayin State as targeted is for the development of border area and creating job opportunities for local people.
In Myawaddy, livestock and breeding tasks are systematically being carried out. 56.42 acres wide Yay Pu breeding zone was established on 16th January 2001. The aims of establishing this breeding zone are for breeding chickens collectively in a place to control contagious disease and for educating people concerning livestock breeding works.
|Dr. Khin Zaw
Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department
Doctors from our Department are vaccinating, and curing the animals at the poultry farms.
U Sein Win
Now, altogether 500 broilers and 40 pigs have been bred on this farm. We breed them in cages.
Myawaddy is one of historic cities where Buddhsim flourishes. You can pay homage to the Dait Htan Aung Ceti one of the glories of Myawaddy. Shwe Myin Wun Ceti is another glorious pagoda, in which Buddha’s hair put in the golden casket is enshrined. That’s why, after completion of the Modern Trade Centre, “Pha-an”, the capital of Kayin State and Myawaddy, situated at the Myanmar-Thai border, will boom with accelerated momentum.