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Myitnge River

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”’Myitnge River”’ or ”’Dokhtawaddy River”’ is a tributary of [[Ayeyarwady River]] (Irrawaddy) in [[Myanmar]]. It has its source in [[Shan state]] where it is called ”’Namtu River”’ and it flows into the Ayeyarwady near [[Ava|Innwa]]. The name Myitnge in [[Burmese language|Burmese]] and Dokhtawaddy in [[Pali language|Pali]] both mean ‘little river’ in comparison with the Ayeyarwady or ‘big river’.

It is spanned by a bridge, 700 feet long and 27 feet wide for motor traffic flanked on each side by a footpath 6 feet wide, and was opened in 1999.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=The Dokhtawaddy Bridge|publisher=”Perspective” 1999|accessdate=2008-10-01}}</ref> A 790 [[megawatt]] [[hydroelectric]] power plant called Yeywa Project with assistance from [[People’s Republic of China|China]] is also under way with a [[dam]] on Myitnge River 31 miles southeast of [[Mandalay]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Yeywa Hydropwer Project, an Overview|author=U Win Kyaw et al|publisher=Vietnam National Commission on Large Dams|accessdate=2008-10-01}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Burma signs Contract with Chinese Corporation for Hydroelectric Project|publisher=redOrbit, 3 September 2005|accessdate=2008-10-01}}</ref>


(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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