125 STORIES TAGGED ‘DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’

Community Groups Fear World Bank’s $250 Million Eastern Burma Project Will Ignite Conflict

November 27, 2019  •  Author: Sa I Sue

50 Community groups from Burma country and overseas signed a petition rejecting the World Bank’s proposed “Peaceful and Prosperous Communities Project” (PPCP), planned for conflict-affected areas in Eastern Burma. In a statement issued by the Karen Peace Support Networ... Read more ►

KNU – NRPC’s Demand for Approval of Foreign Aid Creates Tension, Risks EAOs Projects and Mutual Trust

November 12, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union said the effectiveness and the usefulness of foreign funding has been nullified by need for ethnic armed organizations to seek permission from the government. The National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC), formed by the President’s Office to ... Read more ►

Land Right Activist Naw Ohn Hla Arrested Over Housing Protest in Myawaddy

April 25, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Ohn Hla, a land right and political activist together with four colleagues were arrested in Myawaddy after a protest over a controversial housing project on April 22, 2019. Naw Ohn Hla was arrested while traveling to Yangon on the night of April 22 after she joined with ... Read more ►

Karen State Parliament Approve Expansion of Taungalay New Town Project in Hpa An

April 8, 2019  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The proposal to expand the Taungalay new town housing project in Sanpree village tract, Hpa-An Township got the green light from the State Parliament on April 3. The proposal by U Than Naing, State Minister of Project, Finance and Municipal was raised during the first day of... Read more ►

Asia Highway Upgrade Stalled in Karen State as Road Turns to Mud and Dust

February 7, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The road between Eindu and Kawkareik is in a bad way – it turned to mud in the wet season and to dust in the dry season. The upgrading works for the 66.4 kilometer section of road connecting the two towns was planned to improve the Asia Highway link of the Greater Mekong S... Read more ►

New Mountain To Run Quarry For Asia Highway Project has been Found, State Govt Says

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A substitute location has been found in the Karen State’s Hpapun Township to run a rock quarry for the Asia Highway project after the suspension of the quarry in Lun-nya-taung, the Karen State Minister of Environment, Forestry, Mines, and Road and Communication Saw Pyi Tha... Read more ►

Most of Seized Lands aren’t Paid Compensation under Development Projects, KHRG says

September 21, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

No compensation has been given to most of the villagers whose lands have been seized for development projects in southeastern Burma, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) said. The KHRG made this claim during a launching ceremony of its report titled ‘Development without us... Read more ►

Kyainseikgyi Township Receives Ks 10,128 million for Community Driven Development Project

September 14, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The Karen State’s Kyainseikgyi Township has received Ks 10,128 million for the community driven development (CDD) project, which has been carried out in joint cooperation between the World Bank, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and the Department of Rural Develo... Read more ►

UHM Company Wins Tender to Build Shopping Mall in Karen State’s Hpa-an

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

UHM Development Co., Ltd has won a tender on June 21 to build an international standard shopping mall (plaza) in the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an. “Our company, which received the highest mark, has been selected. We believe our company was selected because we consider th... Read more ►

LNG Project Awaits Consent from Gov’t, Locals to Install Power Lines Across Two Townships in Karen State

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Total will install overhead power transmission lines across two townships in the Karen State to transmit power from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant in Kanbauk area of Yebyu Township in the Tanintharyi Region to a 500 kV substation in the Bago Region, according to... Read more ►

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