184 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

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 ►

EU-backed forest working committee established in Karen State

June 26, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

An EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) working committee has been established in Karen State. This came after a FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement meeting with various civil society organizations (CSOs) in the state’s capital Hpa-an on June 17 and 18... Read more ►

Teaching hospital opened in Karen State

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

A Canadian charity and the Karen National Union launched Karen State’s first modern teaching hospital this weekend. The 24-bed, Taw Naw Teaching Hospital will train local healthcare practitioners and help boost local public health services, according to Global Neighbors Ca... Read more ►

Hpa-an’s Telaku Village welcomes uptick in visitors

May 14, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Tourists are increasingly finding their way to a unique enclave in Kayin (Karen) State where the Telaku Karen live, village elders told KIC news. The Telaku village in Hpa-an township is home to just over three dozen members of the sub-group of the Karen people. Though the r... Read more ►

KNU’s Constitution and Rules Approved after Long Debate

April 2, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

After extensive discussions and over a week of debates, the Karen National Union finally has a new charter setting out its governing principles and administration. The KNU, one of the major ethnic armed groups to have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in 2015, ... Read more ►

Hpa-an Passport Offices Hit with Application Frenzy

March 29, 2017  •  Author: K'Hsaw Wah

Hundreds of people have been swarming the passport issuing office in the Karen State capital on a daily basis, according to a police chief. He attributed the demand, which increased at the beginning of this year, to a lack of jobs in Myanmar as most of the passport applicant... Read more ►

Karen State: Zwekabin Mountain Cable Car Project Starts In February – Armed Groups to Profit

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The installation of cable cars on Karen State’s famous and symbolic, Zwekabin Mountain is to start in February after investing companies have signed agreement on January 12, 2017. The two companies who will run the projects are the Zwekabin Myay Development Company that wa... Read more ►

The Salween Peace Park: A radical, grassroots alternative to development in Karen State

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Hsa Moo

A path has opened for environmental conservationists and rights advocates to strengthen their fight against gold mining and other socially and environmentally destructive projects in the rich forests of Karen State in eastern Myanmar: the Salween Peace Park. The 5,200-sq-km ... Read more ►

Karen Health Department and Villagers Set-Up Free Community Clinic

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Medic Saw Baw Mu Say puts on his rubber gloves and says as he prepares to start cleaning a cut on a patients admitted to the Law Mu Thaw-Ler Mu Per Clinic. “We have treated more than 500 people in less than two months after opening the clinic.” Saw Baw Mu Say reaches f... Read more ►

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