196 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

LNG Project Awaits Consent from Gov’t, Locals to Install Power Lines Across Two Townships in Karen State

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Total will install overhead power transmission lines across two townships in the Karen State to transmit power from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant in Kanbauk area of Yebyu Township in the Tanintharyi Region to a 500 kV substation in the Bago Region, according to... Read more ►

Residents Demand Chit Linn Myaing Quarry Company to Leave after Extracting all Permitted Stones

May 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Local residents of Lun Nya Village have demanded Chit Linn Myaing Company to withdraw the rock quarry project at the Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, Karen State after the company has produced rocks from all permitted amount of suds even though the project duration is no... Read more ►

Residents Want Authorities to Build a Bridge over Win Yaw River

April 30, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Local residents want the authorities to build a bridge over the Win Yaw River to connect the eastern side of the river with Kale-Tagundaing administrative unit in Win Yaw area under Kyainseikgyi Township, Karen State. Kwankathaung Village Administrator U Tin Win Aung told Ka... Read more ►

New United Karen Party’s Registration Accepted by Union Election Commission

March 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

In an effort to unify all Karen political parties, the first three Karen State based parties came together to form the Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP). The Union Election Commission had approved the party’s registration. Party officials said on February 25th that th... Read more ►

Karen State MPs Hold First Public Forum

December 12, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Elected representatives from Karen State held an open discussion this weekend, the first such public interaction organized since the politicians took office. Around 100 people attended the event at No. 3 Basic Education Sub-High School in Hpa’an on December 9, including th... 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 ►

Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries

November 21, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Karen leaders say they were threatened by gunmen when they visited rock quarries on the foothill of Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, last week. Lun Nya Village Youth Group’s chair Saw Khite Khite told Karen News that 13 people from the village including him and a monas... 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 Health Groups to Assist Japanese Encephalitis Inoculation Drive

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) is prepared to assist the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) in a nationwide drive to vaccinate children against Japanese encephalitis, and even lead efforts in areas controlled by armed ethnic organizations. The ministry... Read more ►

Norway and Thai Company to Build Rubber Refinery Factory with Karen Partner in Hpa-an Industrial Zone

November 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A Norwegian and a Thai company have joined with the Karen State Rubber Production Association to build a rubber refinery in the Hpa-an industrial zone. U Wing Hlaing Oo, head of the Karen State Agricultural Department said that the Norwegian’s Nyor Company, the Thai So... Read more ►

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