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Posts Tagged ‘Arakan Oil Watch’ (6 found)

Danger Zone: Giant Chinese Industrial Zone Threatens Burma’s Arakan Coast

Danger Zone CoverChina’s plans to build a giant industrial zone at the terminal of its Shwe gas and oil pipelines on the Arakan coast will damage the livelihoods of tens of thousands of islanders and spell doom for Burma’s second largest mangrove forest. The 120 sq km “Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone” (SEZ) will be managed by Chinese state-owned CITIC group on Ramree island, where China is constructing a deep sea port for ships bringing oil from the Middle East and Africa […]

December 17, 2012  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Giant Chinese Industrial Zone Threatens Burma’s Arakan Coast

A new report by Arakan Oil Watch called “Danger Zone” exposes how a planned Chinese industrial zone is threatening the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people in Arakan State as well as Burma’s second largest mangrove forest.

The 120 sq km Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone, planned around the terminals of the trans-Burma natural gas and oil pipelines, will evict up to 40 villages, while many fear the impacts of toxic waste and pollution from petrochemical and metal industries […]

December 17, 2012  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Resource Curse: The Case for Revenue Transparency in the Oil and Gas Sector

Burma is rich in natural resources, particularly natural gas and oil. Yet instead of using these resources for the country’s development through industry and job growth, military leaders have been exporting them for over a decade […]

March 22, 2012  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shwe Gas Project Operator Daewoo Must Listen to the Local People’s Voices

Arakan people call for 24 hours of electricity from the Shwe Gas Project in Burma’s Arakan State

Arakanese anger is increasing and actions demanding 24 hours of electricity from the Daewoo- led Shwe Gas project have sparked throughout Arakan cities and rural areas in recent months.  Local campaigns featuring t-shirts, posters, stickers, and calendars bearing the message “24 Hours of Electricity Now; We Have the Right to Use Our Gas,” have sprung up in local cities across the state […]

December 9, 2011  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China’s Energy-security Plan Damages Indigenous Peoples’ Lives in Burma

More Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Destruction at Grave Risk

China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit to Burma has cemented China’s energy security through oil and gas deals and will boost the relationship between the two countries […]

June 4, 2010  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shwe Gas Bulletin: December 2009-January 2010

A monthly summary of news about the Shwe Gas project, compiled by the Arakan Oil Watch, a core member of the Shwe Gas Movement. This month’s issue includes: China Tie Economic with Burma’s Military Regime Including Energy Sector CNPC Starts Work  on $1.5 Billion Oil Pipeline and Oil Terminal in autumn Burma Has Gas Money: […]

February 1, 2010  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤