118 STORIES TAGGED ‘DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’

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 ►

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 ►

KNU and Suu Kyi focused on responsible development

April 15, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of the Karen National Union told Karen News that it is too early for the international community to lift sanctions imposed on Burma. Ms. Sein said there is a need for the government to implement more political reforms and a countrywide ce... Read more ►

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