55 STORIES TAGGED ‘BUSINESS’

Karen Villagers Petition the Quarrying of Lun Nya Mountain

November 28, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers from the Lun Nya Mountain area sent a petition to the Karen State Chief Minister on November 22 to protest companies quarrying rock on Lun Nya Mountain, in Hpa-an township, Karen State. Saw Khite Khite, director at Lun Nya Mountain’s Environment Conservation ... Read more ►

Environmentalists Decry Lack of Transparency in Mineral Exploration License

November 28, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

A Mon State-based environmental group this week slammed the government for allegedly extending a private company’s mineral exploration license in spite of widespread local objections to tapping in to the mountain’s resources. The Min Lwin Mountain Environmental Conservat... Read more ►

Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries

November 21, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Karen leaders say they were threatened by gunmen when they visited rock quarries on the foothill of Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, last week. Lun Nya Village Youth Group’s chair Saw Khite Khite told Karen News that 13 people from the village including him and a monas... Read more ►

Karen Groups Voice Opposition to Development Projects that Plunder Ceasefire Areas

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen organizations are accusing the government of abusing the ceasefire process to take advantage of investment opportunities with little regard for potential consequences to the environment or the local population. The latest iteration of the long-standing complaint was lo... Read more ►

Norway and Thai Company to Build Rubber Refinery Factory with Karen Partner in Hpa-an Industrial Zone

November 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A Norwegian and a Thai company have joined with the Karen State Rubber Production Association to build a rubber refinery in the Hpa-an industrial zone. U Wing Hlaing Oo, head of the Karen State Agricultural Department said that the Norwegian’s Nyor Company, the Thai So... Read more ►

Business for Peace Forum Held in Karen State

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Karen State is open for business and ready for investment to pave the way for development, participants at a recent “Business for Peace” forum heard. The state’s Minister of Planning, Finance and Municipal Affairs U Than Naing said the state is now stable and brimming ... Read more ►

Residents Call on KNU to Scrap Contentious Cement Factory Plans

June 2, 2017  •  Author: Khar Su Nyar

Nearly 1,000 Mon State residents signed a petition asking the Karen National Union to cancel a quarry and a cement factory slated for construction in an environmentally sensitive mountain pass. The residents of Thaton township said the Min Lwin Mountain is sacred to the loca... Read more ►

Monastery Roof Destroyed, Quality of Life Ruined, Residents Now Want a Stop to the Taungalay Mountain Quarry’s Daily Explosions

February 25, 2017  •  Author: Saw Kha Hsu Nyar

Local villagers living near the Taungalay Mountain quarry plants to stop the quarry as they claimed it has harmed their villages and environment. The Taungalay quarry plant is located between Upper Kawtyin village tract and Naung Kyan village tract in Hpa-an Township. Saw Za... Read more ►

*‘The fishing industry needs capital, technology and market access’

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Myanmar Now

THANDWE, Rakhine State – Rakhine State is one of Myanmar’s poorest regions, where fishing is an important livelihood and business, while it also provides food for many subsistence fishermen. A 2014 Oxfam report estimated 43 percent of the population was to some degre... Read more ►

Worried Community Opposes Power Plant Proposed to Run Myaing Galay Cement Plant

October 14, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar and Saw Nyunt Thaung

Local residents and community leaders gathered to meet with local press at Zayat Phyu village on October 8, to express their opposition against the proposed coal power plant to supply electricity for the No.2 Myaing Galay cement plant near Hpa-an. On the mid-September 2016, ... Read more ►

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