Kanpaikti town in Waingmaw Township changed its name to Kanpaiti

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A bird’s-eye view of the entrance to Kanpaiti town.

The name of Kanpaikti town in Waingmaw Township of Myitkyina District of Kachin State was changed to “Kanpaiti” under Notification 110/2023 of the Ministry of Home Affairs on 14 February 2023.
The Kanpaikti town is bordering with China and the word Kanpaiti means Kan-dry, pai- destroy and ti-location in the Chinese language. According to Myanmar spelling, Kan-good luck, pai-property of Union, ti-peace, existence and so it means Kanpaiti – the place is full of peace and prosperity. Therefore, Kachin Special Region 1 Perpetual Peace Federation Chairman U Za Khone Taint Yein tabled a motion to the State Administration Council Office with the attitude and approval of the chief minister of Kachin State, local ethnic people and towns elders to use the name – Kanpaiti nationwide, and the name was changed after reviewing in accord with the procedures.
The Myanmar-China border trade post is located in Kanpaiti town and it will become a developing border town of the Union soon.
Former Kanpaikti was organized with three wards with Notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs on 12 January 2011 and Kanpaikti sub-township with one town, three wards, three village-tracts and 30 villages.
The word sub-township was removed to be under the provision of Section 51 of the 2008 Constitution and it became ‘’Kanpaikti town’’ after it was reconstituted into ‘’town’’ on 22 May 2014 by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Former Kanpaikti town was just a village in the Wawtchone village-tract of Waingmaw Township and located 6,534 feet above sea level and is 208.59 square miles in area. — MNA/KTZH

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