106 STORIES TAGGED ‘DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’

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 ►

Villagers Confused – Want Transparency and Understandable Information on the Propose Kawkareik – Aindu Asia Highway

June 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers along the Kawkareik – Aindu road which is now being upgraded to Asia Highway funded by the Asia Development Bank said that they want transparency and more understandable information on the project. The Village Development Committee formed with representatives fr... Read more ►

Solar Power System Set to Light-up Lay Kay Kaw’s New Town Project

April 26, 2017  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Authorities are holding discussions on using a solar power system in the Lay Kay Kaw newtown in Myawaddy Township, Karen State until electricity is available for the settlement development project. Lay Kay Kaw newtown is situated nine -miles south of Myawaddy town and was bu... Read more ►

Our River…, Our Life…

November 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Karen News

Plans to build dams on the Salween River by the Burma government, China and Thailand threatens millions of villagers and animals that depend on the free flowing river for their living, food sources and as a vital transport link. The Salween River is one of Asia’s great riv... 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 ►

Fighting ‘directly linked’ to Hat Gyi Dam Project – Claim Karen Leadership

October 5, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Ongoing military operations by the Burma Army and government militia against DKBA forces are a threat to the peace process, Karen military leaders and community organisations warn. Karen Rivers Watch have blamed the Hat Gyi dam project in Karen State as igniting the latest... Read more ►

Asia Highway project ‘linked to conflict’ in Karen State

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen community based organisations have condemned the Asia Highway project for displacing local communities who had the “misfortune of standing in the way of transnational interests” in a report. The report, entitled ‘Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions: The Asian Highway ... Read more ►

CSSU Slam Govt Plans to Dam the Salween

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A statement by the Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) has criticised Burmese Government plans to dam the Salween river, questioning the economic benefits of various projects and raising concerns over their environmental impact and effect on the ongoing conflict situation ... Read more ►

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