Villagers unhappy with ITD relocation plans

August 2, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Ka Loat Hta villagers are dissatisfied with the Italian-Thai Company relocation plans for their village that will make way for a hydropower dam that will flood their homes and farmlands. A villager from Ka Loat Hta told Karen News that people would have to move even though t... Read more ►

Mining, shooting all in a days work in Burma’s south

June 26, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

A Karen family alleged that they have been abused and expelled from their home by the Dawei Princess Company are now seeking help from the local Karen National Union (KNU) office. Naw Hsa Gay, husband works at the Dawei Princess Company mining site at Min Htain in a KNU cont... Read more ►

United villagers are 100 times better off than those who go it alone

June 15, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Italian-Thai Development Company has made a second compensation payment to Karen villagers affected by the Dawei-Kanchanaburi road construction in eastern Tavoy Town. On June 8, the Italian-Thai Development Company and its partner, Max Myanmar, paid 15,582,240 Thai baht ... Read more ►

Villagers accuse Burma Army and government officials of extortion

June 10, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers living along the Dawei to Kanchanaburi road, in Southern Burma accused the Burma Army of illegally extorting money from them and for driving their motorbikes. Saw Eh, a local villager told Karen News. “From Mae Tha Mee Kee on the Thai-Burma border to Myitta villa... Read more ►

Dawei project – KNU to have a say in environment survey

May 7, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Italian-Thai Development Company told Karen National Union leaders in a meeting on Saturday that, despite rumors to the contrary, ITD are not withdrawing from its plans to construct the Dawei deep-sea port and Dawei (Tavoy) Special Economic Zone. Padoh Saw Thu Yeh, an ex... Read more ►

ITD boycott brings compensation

April 3, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Local people from Kaw Htee Lor (Thebyu Chaung) village along with five other villages are angry that the Italian-Thai Development Company (ITD) is refusing to pay compensation to people whose plantations have been destroyed by the ITD road construction. Karen News reporters ... Read more ►

ITD officials and Karen businessman want villagers to pay for road

April 3, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in southern Burma claim a local influential Karen and representatives of the Italian-Thai Development Company (ITD) want money of villagers in return for building a road. A villager, *Naw Thu (not her real name), spoke to Karen News. “At the end of last Novem... Read more ►

Italian-Thai surveyors’ attitude upsets KNU and villagers

March 23, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) are frustrated with the lack of transparency and cooperation showed by the Italian-Thai Development Company’s environmental surveyors. The KNU accuse the ITD’s surveyors of refusing their officials the opportunity to accompany them or o... Read more ►

Dam investment projects put peace at risk

March 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

An alliance of Karen community base organizations claim Chinese and Thai investment in the Hatgyi dam could undermine the ongoing peace negotiations between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Burma government, destroying the Karen peoples’ fragile hope for peace. Saw P... Read more ►

Dawei Development: Environmental Impact Assessment team a major concern for villagers

February 23, 2012  •  Author: By Saw Ehna

Local villagers affected by the development of the controversial Dawei (Tavoy) Special Economic Zone in Southern Burma say they are disappointed with the team from Chulalongkorn University Environmental Research Institute hired by the Italian-Thai Development Company to carr... Read more ►

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