Nawnghkio

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Nawnghkio
Skyline of Nawnghkio
Nawnghkio is located in Myanmar
Nawnghkio
Nawnghkio
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 22°19′N 96°48′E / 22.317°N 96.800°E / 22.317; 96.800Coordinates: 22°19′N 96°48′E / 22.317°N 96.800°E / 22.317; 96.800
Country Burma
Division Shan State
Population (2005)
 • Ethnicities Shan, Bamar
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Nawnghkio, variously spelt Naunghkio, Naungcho or Nawngcho, is a town in Kyaukme District, in northern Shan State, Burma. It is the principal town and administrative seat of Nawnghkio Township. It is connected to Mandalay, Pyin U Lwin, Kyaukme, Hsipaw and Lashio by road and rail and by road to Taunggyi via National Road 43.[1][2] Asia World Company won the contract to rebuild part of the road in 2002.[3] Originally on the Mandalay-Lashio Road, after Pyin U Lwin and before Kyaukme, Nawnghkio is on what is now the Mandalay-Muse Road, part of the Asian Highway Route 14 (AH14).[1]

Approximately 2,900 acres (12 km2) of land in the area were reclaimed and allotted to coffee growers in 1999-2000.[4]

Women of reproductive age (15-49) in Kyaukme and Nawnghkio have been targeted for improvement in reproductive health in the community in collaboration with Japan. A study mission was started in June 2004, with the project continuing for the period January 2005- December 2009.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b "Asian Highway in Myanmar" (PDF). unescap.org. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Train travel in Myanmar(Burma)". seat61.com. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Road construction contract signed". New Light of Myanmar. 16 August 2002. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Coffee: a promising export item" (PDF). New Light of Myanmar. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Preparation for the New Project on Reproductive Health with Community Initiative in Myanmar". Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP). September 2004. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  6. ^ Dr Kyee Myint. "Country Presentation:The 4th Asean & Japan High Level Officials Meeting on Caring Societies, 28.8.2006.to 31.8.2006" (PDF). Ministry of Health. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 

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