Salingyi Township

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Salingyi Township
Salingyi Township is located in Myanmar
Salingyi Township
Salingyi Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°58′N 95°5′E / 21.967°N 95.083°E / 21.967; 95.083Coordinates: 21°58′N 95°5′E / 21.967°N 95.083°E / 21.967; 95.083
Country  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
District Monywa District
Capital Salingyi
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Salingyi Township is a township in Monywa District in the Sagaing Division of Burma.[1] The principal town is Salingyi.

Over 7,800 acres (3,200 ha) of farmland have been confiscated in the township to establish a copper mine in Letpadaung, which will be jointly owned by the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings (UMEHL) and the Chinese-owned Wenbao Copper Company, a subsidiary of Norinco.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
  2. ^ "Myanmar govt urged to cancel copper mine project". Weekly Eleven. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Copper mine opposition becoming sensitive Chinese issue". Mizzima. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 

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