Bulldozers without responsibility

November 16, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Myawaddy Township, Dooplaya District, Karen State, have mixed feelings about road building taking place in their area. Villagers say responsible development that brings benefits to all the people is welcome, but they worry that there is a lack of consultation or... Read more ►

Voice of the people – stop mega development projects

November 7, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

15,000 Karen people from villages affected by conflict got together to voice their concerns to their community leaders about unfettered developments earmarked for Karen State during the peace process negotiations. The people’s forum ran from October 26 to 28 and was held ... Read more ►

Thailand kick starts road project in Karen State

October 31, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Using support from the Asia Development Bank, Thailand is planning to restart construction of the road between Myawaddy and Kawkareik Town in Karen State by the end of 2012. Saw Khin Maung Myint, the Karen State Transport Minister confirmed in an interview with Karen News th... 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 ►

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 ►

Karen people’s forum demands all mega development projects be stopped

June 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen People’s Forum has demanded the Burma government and the Karen National Union suspend all mega development projects in Karen State during the current peace negotiation process. The Karen People’s Forum and villagers representating 23 villages based on t... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more aid to ethnic areas

May 17, 2012  •  Author:

Naw Zipporah Sein, the Karen National Union’s general secretary welcomed a statement from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calling for more development in ethnic areas. Noble peace prize Laurent, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked for foreign investors and international development aid providers... Read more ►

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