113 STORIES TAGGED ‘DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’

KNU Calls for Negotiations with Gov’t Resuming Dawei SEZ’s two-lane Highway Project

February 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) demanded negotiations with the union government over the plan to resume the construction of a two-lane highway connecting Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which has been suspended during U Thein Sein Administration in 2013, and the Thai borde... Read more ►

Local Residents Block Farm Road to Lun-Nya Mountain

January 9, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Local residents have blocked a road near Lun-Nya Village in Hpa-an Township, Karen State since January 3, due to damages caused by the vehicles from the quarries. Saw Khite Khite, head of the Lun-Nya Mountain Environmental Conservation Committee, said the farmers built the r... Read more ►

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 ►

Fair, Displays, Cultural Events Celebrate the 62nd Karen State Day Held in Hpa-An, but Villagers Pray Coal Power Plant Fails

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Kaelyn Lynch/Karen News

The 62nd Annual Karen State Day ceremony opened in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which will run until 11 November, includes a fair with games and food vendors, Karen cultural displays, and various competitions such as traditional dance, badminton, boxing, and cane-ball. T... Read more ►

Karen Residents Voice Concerns over Coal-fired Power Plant

October 17, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Karen State Chief Minister Nan Khin Htwe Myint met for the first time with local residents opposing a coal-fired power plant at a public consultation on October 14. Around 1,500 people attended the discussion, which was held in Hpa An township’s Sasana Rama Wut Gyi monaste... 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 ►

New Sub-station Expected to Light up Karen State Villages

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Several villages in Karen State may soon be hooked up to the electrical grid once a new sub-station comes online, according to an official from the State Electric Power Enterprise. “We are trying to distribute power to Myawady, Kawkareik, Kyondoe, Sukali and Waw Lay Myaing... Read more ►

Activists Warn Karen State Villagers Against Coal

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

A new network of activists and civil society groups has been warning Karen State residents of the dangers of coal through environmental awareness trainings held from July 20 to August 5. The Karen State government greenlit a 1280-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Hpa-An tow... Read more ►

Karen State Residents Oppose Coal-fired Power Plant through Petition

July 12, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Over 1,000 signatures have so far been collected on a petition against building a coal-fired power plant in Karen State, according to local activists. Saw Aung Than Htwe from Htone Taung village said that around 1,300 signatures have been collected in 20 villages in Hpa-an t... Read more ►

Solar Panels Light up Thousands of Homes in Karen State

July 12, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Over 11,000 rural households in Karen State are set to newly receive electricity thanks to a long-awaited solar panel program. Under the National Electrification Project (NEP), the World Bank and the Department of Rural Development are installing heavily subsidized solar pan... Read more ►

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