120 STORIES TAGGED ‘DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’

KNU gives green light to Italian-Thai Dawei road construction

January 4, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

The Karen National Union is considering allowing the Italian-Thai Development Company to build a road linking Burma’s Tavoy Special Economic Zone to Thailand after a meeting between the KNU and company representatives on December 28. Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU chairman of the M... Read more ►

Japan’s Dam aid to Burma needs researching

December 12, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karenni National Progressive Party has urged Japan’s government to reconsider its involvement in the No.2 Lawpita Hydro-power plant in Karenni State under the Oversea Development Assistance program. Ku Oo Rei, secretary for the Karenni National Progressive Party, b... Read more ►

Deaths and troop build up on Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road

December 3, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Three Burma Army soldiers were killed and six soldiers wounded by Karen soldiers last week during an ambush on the Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road in southern Burma. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a KNU military Brigade 4 source said the Karen soldiers ambushed a Burma Army col... Read more ►

Karen women accuse Thai workers of wooing them into false marriages

November 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen villagers alleged Thai company workers of exploiting and marrying local women while they are employed in construction work in southern Burma. A village elder said villagers are outraged at recent false marriages involving three Karen women in Kaw Htee Lor (Tha Byu Cha... Read more ►

Malaysia: Burma’s ethnic people call for government to stop military attacks and abuses

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

In recent months the Burma Army has increased its attacks on ethnic people. The Burma Army has been accused of rape, forced labor and firing artillery shells indiscriminately into villages. The ethnic protests against the government’s military offensives have spread to nei... Read more ►

Burma Army sends reinforcements to secure Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road construction

October 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

Following a ban placed by the Karen National Union on the Italian-Thai Development Company’s Kanchanaburi-Tavoy road construction, the Burma Army have responded by reinforcing their troop numbers by sending six more battalions to the area. According to an unnamed KNU sourc... Read more ►

Environmental groups call on government to stop Salween River dams

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A Burma environmental watchdog has called for the government to stop dam projects on the Salween River as they did to the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River. Burma River Network, an environmental group monitoring Burma’s rivers says the Myitsone Dam will see the r... Read more ►

Burma women’s group calls for peace

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Women League of Burma has called for an end to the civil war and atrocities with other six points of recommendation to the Burma government in their statement released on 21st September to mark the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The WLB’s statement agree... Read more ►

Dawei: Development or Destruction

August 24, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na and H.V. Karen

Burmese and Thai researchers speaking at a conference last week in Bangkok fear that the Dawei Special Industrial Zone planned for southern Burma will have severe negative impacts on thousands of local people as well as the environmental. The 4th International Conference o... Read more ►

KNU Stops Tavoy Road Construction

July 19, 2011  •  Author: Karen News Reporters

A giant construction project managed by an Italian-Thai company has run into a number of major stumbling blocks in Karen State. Villagers say they have not been compensated for the loss of their land and the Karen National Union has stopped it building a highway to Thailand... Read more ►

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