Backhoes flatten seaborne earth for an upcoming waterfront project in Sittwe, western Myanmar, as officials sharpen their pitch to investors to accelerate development in troubled Rakhine state.
Myanmar's second poorest state is gearing up for its first ever investment fair on Thursday. This will be held over three days in the tranquil surroundings of Ngapali beach, a resort area far from the violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of residents from their homes.
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