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Chelsea Clinton brings clean water program to Myanmar on behalf of father's project

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    May 27, 2013: Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, speaks during a launching ceremony of Children’s safe drinking water program in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP/Khin Maung Win)

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    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, attends a launching ceremony of Children’s safe drinking water (CSDW) program in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, May 27, 2013. Clinton marked the 6 billionth liter of clean water in Myanmar Monday providing water purifier packets to provide safe and clean drinking water. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)

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    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, listens to a speech with U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell, left, during a launching ceremony of Children’s safe drinking water (CSDW) program in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, May 27, 2013. Clinton marked the 6 billionth liter of clean water in Myanmar Monday providing water purifier packets to provide safe and clean drinking water. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)

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    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, speaks during a launching ceremony of Children’s safe drinking water (CSDW) program in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, May 27, 2013. Clinton marked the 6 billionth liter of clean water in Myanmar Monday providing water purifier packets to provide safe and clean drinking water. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) (The Associated Press)

Chelsea Clinton is carrying out some of her father's globe-trotting work in a country where her mother blazed a diplomatic trail — Myanmar.

She represented former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative at a Monday ceremony bringing its Children's Safe Drinking Water initiative to the Southeast Asian nation. The program provides water purification packets to areas with unsafe water supplies. The project's organizers say access to safe drinking water is poor in rural Myanmar due to pollution.

Myanmar would have been denied such help a few years ago because it was shunned by the United States for its undemocratic military rule. But as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton helped nudge an elected Myanmar government toward democratic reforms, making a groundbreaking visit in 2011.