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Posts Tagged ‘Mining’ (28 found)

Grab for White Gold: Platinum Mining in Eastern Shan State

Since 2007, destructive platinum mining has been taking place in the hills north of Tachilek, eastern Shan State, impacting about 2,000 people from eight Lahu, Akha and Shan villages. The platinum is being extracted by Burmese mining companies […]

May 7, 2012  •  By Lahu Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ခဲႏွင့္သတၱဳတူးေဖာ္ျခင္းကို တားဆီးေပးရန္ ျပည္သူျပည္သားမ်ား အာဏာပိုင္ထံလက္မွတ္ထိုး ေတာင္းဆို

ျမန္မာ့ျမွားဦးကုမၼဏီ လြယ္လြမ္ျပည္သူ႕စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ဦးေအာင္ထြန္းတို႕ ပူးေပါင္း၍ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း မူဆယ္ခရိုင္ နမ့္ဖတ္ကာေဒသတြင္ ေဒသခံျပည္သူလူထုမ်ား မွီတင္းလုပ္ကိုင္စားေသာက္ေနေသာ နမ့္ေမာေခ်ာင္းႏွင့္ နမ့္ခါေခ်င္းအား သတၱဳတြင္းတူးေဖာ္ရန္ စတင္လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနသည္ကို […]

March 13, 2012  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ivanhoe Received US $103 Million from Burma’s Copper Mines

Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines has announced early today in its press release that it received US$103 million from Burma asset it held through Monywa Trust.

Ivanhoe owned a 50% operating interest in a joint venture with Burma’s state-owned company and transferred its asset to a third party Monywa Trust in 2007 […]

August 3, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Burma is currently facing many threats to the natural environment and sustainable livelihoods, such as construction of large dams, oil and gas extraction, mining, deforestation, large-scale agricultural concessions, illegal wildlife trade and climate change […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Regime Neglecting Environmental Protection

New Report Highlights Need for Sound Environment and Development Policy Framework in Post-Election Burma

A new report highlights how Burma lacks any meaningful frameworks on environmental protection and sustainable development that would enable citizens to take part in decision-making about their country’s development, despite a recent transition to a military-dominated parliamentary political system […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Transfer of Ivanhoe’s Burmese assets to weapons firm must be probed

Information recently disclosed by Burma’s state-controlled media substantiates CFOB’s previously stated concerns that Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mine’s Burmese assets were transferred to the Chinese weapons firm Norinco via a businessman connected to the Burmese regime […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Critics Decry Norinco Outlay on Ivanhoe’s Burmese Mine

Critics of Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines say that a recent report in Burma’s state-controlled media that Chinese weapons firm Norinco is to spend nearly US$1 billion to develop the Monywa copper project’s long-stalled second phase is further evidence that the notorious weapons firm has bought Ivanhoe’s stake in Burma’s largest mining project – a charge the Vancouver-based miner has repeatedly denied.

August 31, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Robbing the Future: Russian-backed Mining Project Threatens Pa-O Communities in Shan State, Burma

This report details the development of the Burma’s second largest iron deposit by the military regime and a Russian state-owned company. The project will destroy the homes of 7,000 villagers and affect another 35,000 people. […]

June 1, 2009  •  By Pa-O Youth Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤