Lemyo River

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Country Myanmar
Physical characteristics
River mouth Bay of Bengal

The Lemyo River (Burmese: လေးမြို့မြစ်), sometimes spelled Lay Mro, is located in Burma and empties into the Bay of Bengal at Sittwe.[1] It is situated on the side of the ancient Arakanese kingdom, Mrauk-U Township, in Rakhine State. Lay Mro in the Rakhine language means "four cities," which refers to the four ancient Rakhine cities that flourished by the side of the river.

It is 162 miles (261 km) long and originates in Matupi Township of Mindat District in Chin State. It flows through Mrauk-U, Minbya and Pauktaw townships of Sittwe District of Rakhine State. It empties into the Kaladan River downstream of Pauktaw. The section from Sittwe to Pauktaw is 16 miles (26 km) long and from Sittwe to Minbya is 40 miles (64 km) long.[2]

Two hydropower projects, "Laymro" 600-megawatt and "Laymro 2" 90-megawatt, are being implemented by Hydropower Planning Department under the Ministry of Electric Power No. 1, China Datang Overseas Investment Co Ltd (CDOI) and Shwe Taung Hydropower Co Ltd starting from on 18 January 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "New Palace Hotel". New Palace Hotel. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/newpaper/99newsn.pdf Page 9 Column 3
  3. ^ http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/newpaper/109newsn.pdf Page 10 Column 4