Sittwe


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Sit•twe

(ˈsɪt weɪ)

n.
a seaport in W Burma. 107,907. Formerly, Akyab.
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A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe in Myanmar.
The number of refugee camps opened in Sittwe, Ponnagyun, Pauktaw, Rathedaung, Buthidaung, Mrauk-U, Kyauktaw, Minbya townships etc.
When a few weeks ago, in the early hours of June 22, the Arakan Army (AA) struck Myanmar Army or Tatmadaw's tugboat with Chinese made 107mm surface-to-surface rockets at least three times, killing three and damaging the rear of the boat, in Sittwe, six kilometers away from the Arakan state capital, observers were worried that this would escalate and upgrade into an urban guerrilla warfare, further pushing the country deeper into an open-ended civil war.
Injured people from Kyauk Tan village in Rathedaung township wait in a hospital in Rakhine state's capital Sittwe in western Myanmar on May 2, 2019, after the army opened fire on a group of ethnic Rakhine detainees at a school in the village.
Shamdasani said 4,000 Rohingya fled villages to the north of the port town of Sittwe in the last week of March.
"The Rohingya who are fleeing from Rakhine State are mostly leaving IDP (Internally Displaced Person) camps in [Rakhine State's capital] Sittwe, where they have been stuck in squalid conditions with no hope of resettlement since 2012," said the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) in a statement, Anadolu reported.
The navy stopped the boat on Sunday and detained the 93 people, who said they had come from the Thae Chaung camp in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe, he said.
Knut Ostby, head of the UN office in Myanmar, in a statement on Monday called for "calm, non-violence and restraint" in Ah Nauk Ye camp, which is located about 15 kilometers east of Sittwe, capital of Rakhine.
This includes a 750-acre industrial park in Chittagong and a 70% share in the strategic port of Sittwe in Myanmar.
Summary: 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.
It is building a high-speed rail link as well as a deep-water port near Sittwe to facilitate China's Silk Road initiative.