Villagers claim Minister threatens to form militia to deal with protesting civil society groups

February 2, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

A group of environmental activists rode bikes from Rangoon to Dawei to show their support to the estimated 23,000 villagers about to be evicted to make way for the controversial $63 billion Dawei development project planned for the region. Lwin Lwin from Tavoyan Voice, a com... Read more ►

Villagers pray their land will be saved

January 8, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Villagers in the east of Dawei, Southern Burma are protesting the building of a dam that will destroy their villages and force them to be relocated. More than 400 villagers from five villages from east of Tavoy, in southern Burma gathered in their village and held a prayers ... Read more ►

Development threatens village life and work

December 13, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Hsa Keh village is a small fishing community – nothing more than a line of small bamboo houses with leaf roofing. Under a clear sky, three small wooden fishing boats glide onto the beach. A peaceful scene that now has a dark development cloud hanging over the villagers. Hs... Read more ►

Public Meeting: Villagers tell Government they are not happy with Dawei Project

December 9, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Villagers at a public meeting attended by government ministers, political organisations, community groups and developers called for new impact assessments to be carried out on the Dawei Special Economic Zone. Villagers from Ka Loat Hta made their request at a special meeting... Read more ►

Villagers dispute Dawei relocation claims

November 26, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Tavoyan people in Southern Burma, who will be evicted from their homes to make way for a deep sea port and industrial zone deny claims by the project developer, the Italian-Thai Development Company, that most of the people have already been relocated out of the area. Premcha... Read more ►

Historical temple site bulldozed by developers

November 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen National Union stopped the Italian-Thai Development Company after one of its bulldozers ‘cleared’ an ancient pagoda near the Karen village of Myitta while constructing the Dawei-Kanchanaburi highway east of Dawei, Tenasserim Division. Villagers believe the Ital... Read more ►

Villagers claim Dawei deep seaport project making life hell

October 28, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Villagers living in the area of the Dawei deep-sea port, part of a mega development project worth USD$60 billion that is planned for southern Burma, claim it is making it hard for them to now make a living. Villagers in the Nabule area of Yebyu Township claim that they have ... Read more ►

Villagers fear Dawei Project will destroy their way of life

October 2, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The local people in Ka Moe Thway area, Tavoy (Dawei) town, in southern Burma have called for the Thai government to not to build dirty industry near their homes. On September 20, around 200 villagers, who live along the Dawei-Kanchanaburi road, constructed by the Thai Italia... Read more ►

Italian-Thai Company trucks blamed for damaged roads

September 29, 2012  •  Author: By Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Villagers from Yay Phyu Township in Tanintharyi Region claim that heavy trucks used by the Italian-Thai Development Company for the Dawei Project are damaging village roads. Villagers claim the constant flow of heavy trucks from the Italian-Thai Development Company using loc... Read more ►

Thai NGO’s fear Burma’s Dawei Project will hurt local communities

September 23, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The regions biggest development investment will threaten local livelihoods, cause environmental risks, and could displace thousands of locals, according to a Thai non-government organisation. A Thai based environmental advocacy organisation, The Foundation for Ecological Rec... Read more ►

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