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Letters of Concern to Seadrill Ltd and the Norwegian Embassy

It has recently come to the attention of Free Burma Campaign Singapore (FBCSG) that the Burmese junta is engaging an Australian company, Twinza Oil, to develop an oil and gas project. A Norwegian company, Seadrill Ltd, is being sought to provide drilling equipments for this purpose.

In view of this disturbing development, FBCSG has recently addressed a letter to Seadrill Ltd’s office in Singapore and to the Norwegian Embassy. […]

March 6, 2010  •  By Free Burma Campaign Singapore  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta Forcibly Acquires Relocation Consent for Myitsone Dam

Villagers in Tan Hte village near the hydropower project site at the confluence (Myitsone) of May Kha and May Likha, tributaries of Irrawaddy River, the main waterway and lifeline of Burma, have been forced to give their consent to relocate by signing on a consent paper by Myitkyina township officials, a Kachin social group said. […]

March 4, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma, China to Develop Hydropower Projects in Wa and Mongla Areas

Shan Herald Agency for News A report on 8 February in http://news.sohu.com says Burma in collaboration with two Chinese firms is planning to develop seven dams in the Wa and Mongla areas, both of which have been up in arms against Naypyitaw’s plan to transform all the armed groups that have ceasefire agreements into Burmese […]

February 12, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Catholics Gather and Pray for a Halt to the Irrawaddy Dam Project

Hundreds of ethnic Kachin Roman Catholic Church followers gathered today at the construction site of the hydropower project on the Irrawaddy River, in Burma’s northern Kachin State, on the annual Feast of the historic Virgin Mary Grotto and prayed that the project would be stopped, local devotees said […]

February 11, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Relocation, land confiscation on Madae Island for gas pipeline

Households in two villages on Madae Island in Kyaukpru Township were forcibly relocated and land was confiscated for construction of a gas pipeline and jetty on the island, said a villager.

“Fifteen households each from Prin Village and Wrama Village on the island were forced to relocate and 15 acres of farmlands were confiscated from villagers for the gas pipeline and jetty. The abuse was perpetrated by Asia World Company […]

February 10, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sixty Villages to be Relocated for Hydropower Project

The Burmese military junta authorities are gearing up to relocate about 60 villages from the site of hydropower projects at the confluence of May Kha and May Likha Rivers, an environment group said.

The Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) said that the Asia World Company is constructing houses for villagers to be relocated from the project sites. Villagers have been told to move to this new place soon […]

February 10, 2010  •  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 ➤

Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project

This preliminary report of Arakan Rivers Network (ARN) titled Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project highlights the human rights and environmental concerns such as loss of livelihoods, Human Rights abuses, environmental damages etc. over […]

November 1, 2009  •  By Arakan Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤