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China, Myanmar Cooperate To Develop Transport On Int'l River

[WTN-L World Tibet Network News. Published by The Canada Tibet Committee. Issue ID: 01/06/25; June 25, 2001.]

KUNMING, June 25 (Oana-Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Yunnan Province is increasing cooperation with Myanmar to develop a road-water transportation line for more efficient trade.

The province and the country expect a portage to be completed in the near future between a road in the province and the waterway of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.

The 2150-km river originates on the Tibet Plateau and flows through Yunnan and Myanmar and empties into the Indian Ocean. -- Oana-Xinhua


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