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Description/subject: This document provides a basic introduction to Kachin State inculding information about climate; population; inhabitants; religion and dialects; organization of districts; townships and villages; sown acreage and crops produced; traditional cultural festivals and TV retransmission stations.
Language: English
Source/publisher: MODiNS.NET
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2005

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Title: Baseline survey: Economic Recovery and Market System - Kachin State – NGCA area , January 201 5
Date of publication: January 2015
Description/subject: Conclusion: "After the beneficiary baseline survey, KBC found that beneficiaries count a lot on food aid (cash for curry) as a regular source of income (for an average of 39,750 MMK per month and per family). 47% of them have no other source of income. However, 39% of the beneficiaries work to have a permanent income for an average of monthly income of 65,000 MMK. The other 13% have a more or less regular source of income based on daily work or agricultural labor at some specific period of the year (from 1 to 3 months per year). In average, they earn 33,600 MMK per month worked. Globally, the households earn in average around 65,000 MMK per month but the median value is more around 49,000 MMK a month. Regarding expenditure on food, bigger families do spend more in general in order to cover every members’ needs. On average, one household spends 29,367 MMK a month for food, which corresponds to 5,563 MMK per person. Finally, regarding non-food expenditures, we notice that these expenses remain in majority for basic needs like health, education, clothes but also for social events which accounts for the biggest percentage, and investments. In average, households have spent 58,109 MMK in non-food expenditures the month before the survey. For 69% of the households, this amount is similar to any other month. For these 69%, an amount of 18,714 MMK was spent for non-food expenditure."
Language: English
Source/publisher: USAID and Solidarites International
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://foodsecuritycluster.net/sites/default/files/KCN%20-%20ERMS%20-%20NGCA%20-%20Baseline%20surve...
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2015

Title: The Vanishing Lady Tycoon
Date of publication: July 2005
Description/subject: Stories of murder and mayhem abound in Kachin State’s casino town... "Welcome to the Macao of northern Burma: Maija Yang, once a backward Kachin State border village but now a bustling boom town with more than a dozen casinos catering to Chinese gamblers sidelined by restrictions in their own country. The frontier-style administration of Maija Yang, 160km north of the Kachin capital Myitkyina, is effectively in the hands of the Kachin Independence Organization, which is said to earn around 8.5 million yuan (more than US $1 million) annually from the Chinese-run casinos. Prostitution, drugs and alcohol probably net the town even more money. The first of the casinos was built four years ago under a KIO development program originally intended to provide local people, traditionally reliant on the opium trade, with an alternative source of income. The high-minded plan went awry, however—the casinos employ mostly Chinese staff, and the drugs problem is only getting worse..."
Author/creator: Khun Sam
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 7
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 April 2006

Title: Development in Kachin State
Date of publication: 01 February 2005
Description/subject: This article on Kachin State was originally printed in the New Light of Myanmar on February 1st, 2005, as part of a series leading up to and immediately following the celebration of Union Day on the 12th of February. The original text along with accompanying pictures and tables can also be found in the archive of the print edition of NLM in the On-line Burma Library at http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs2/NLM2005-02-01.pdf An article summing up recent developments in the whole country with accompanying statistical tables was published in NLM on Union Day, 2005, and is available at http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs2/NLM2005-02-12.pdf.
Author/creator: Thiha Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5 MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs2/NLM2005-02-01.pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2005