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Kyaukpyu Winner Announcement Postponed Maday Islanders Protesting Against Kyaukpyu Pipeline Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East Investors Sought for Privatization of Domestic Airports New Laws to Combat Property Speculation in Myanmar
 
Kyaukpyu Winner Announcement Postponed

Kyaukpyu Winner Announcement Postponed

The announcement of the winner for the first stage of building the special economic zone (SEZ) in Kyaukpyu has been postponed. Management officials decided that the announcement will be made in February, rather than in December 2014 as originally planned. According to the Bid Evaluation and Awarding Committee joint secretary, U Aung Kyaw Than, the […]

Kyaukpyu Winner Announcement Postponed
Maday Islanders Protesting Against Kyaukpyu Pipeline

Maday Islanders Protesting Against Kyaukpyu Pipeline

The development of the oil pipeline that will link Kyaukpyu’s Arakan State port to China will start from January 30. However, many local residents want to protest against it due to the damage to the environment and land seizures due to the inauguration of the project. According to local people, there is a large group […]

Maday Islanders Protesting Against Kyaukpyu Pipeline
Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects

Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects

Many businesses have started to fear that the Kyaukpyu project development will end up being under Chinese control. It could cause problems for Rakhine State if the development of the deep-sea port does end up in Chinese hands. The businesses have encouraged the government to take some time with the project. There is no need […]

Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects
Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East

Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East

Kyaukpyu Township is ready to receive oil from the Middle East. Ships will bring the crude oil to Madae Island, where it will then be sent to China through the newly created pipeline. A Rakhine State Minister recently made the announcement. From January 2015, the Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port will see 100,000-ton oil tankers moor […]

Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East
Investors Sought for Privatization of Domestic Airports

Investors Sought for Privatization of Domestic Airports

Companies that are looking to get involved in domestic airport development will have the chance to do so following a plan to locate more investors for the privatization of Myanmar international airports, states the Department of Civil Aviation. As told to Mizzima, October 30 by U Win Swe Tun, the department’s director-general, “Upon completion of […]

Investors Sought for Privatization of Domestic Airports
New Laws to Combat Property Speculation in Myanmar

New Laws to Combat Property Speculation in Myanmar

You can now expect to see industrial-zoned land that is undeveloped face the risk of being fined or have their property seized by the Ministry of Industry. This comes in to action in an effort to fight the property speculation that is spreading quickly, according to U Thein Aung, a deputy industry minister. It’s common […]

New Laws to Combat Property Speculation in Myanmar
Curfew In Kyaukpyu and Sittwe Lifted By Rakhine Authorities

Curfew In Kyaukpyu and Sittwe Lifted By Rakhine Authorities

13 September 2014

September 11 marked the end of an overnight curfew in the Sittwe and Kyaukpyu townships in the Rakhine state that was imposed more than two years ago, according to a spokesman. A curfew from the hours of 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. had been in place in Sittwe, the capital of the state. The curfew […]

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Lowest Bid Does Not Guarantee Win In Kyaukpyu SEZ Project

Lowest Bid Does Not Guarantee Win In Kyaukpyu SEZ Project

10 September 2014

The lowest bid to build a gas-powered generating station at the Kyaukpyu SEZ has been placed by Hong Kong company, but officials say there is no guarantee that the company will win the contract. Four private firms places bids for the electricity generation project at the Kyaukpyu SEZ in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, also known as […]

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Kyaukpyu Mud Volcano Erupts, Destroying Paddies And More

Kyaukpyu Mud Volcano Erupts, Destroying Paddies And More

05 September 2014

In the Kyaukpyu Township in western Burma a mud volcano has erupted, spewing mud over three village tracts and wiping out over 100 acres of paddies fields. There have been no reports of injuries. The eruption happened around 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Rakhine Social Network Information Centre’s Htun Htun Naing, who confirmed […]

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A Dozen International Companies Await Kyaukpyu SEZ Bid Response

A Dozen International Companies Await Kyaukpyu SEZ Bid Response

02 September 2014

According to the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone committee, 12 companies from seven nations have submitted their proposals for development projects in the SEZ. Included among the proposals are plans for developing factories and housing as well as for completing the planned deep sea port. A call for bids went out earlier this year, and bidding […]

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Curfews In Kyaukpyu Extended, According To Citizens

Curfews In Kyaukpyu Extended, According To Citizens

14 August 2014

A curfew that was imposed on the Kyaukpyu and Sittwe townships in Rakhine nearly two years ago has been extended for two additional months, residents told one publication recently. U Tun Tun Naing of the Kyaukpyu Township Development Committee said in press reports that the situation in Kyaukpyu has been calm for a long time […]

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Electricity Promises Broken, Say Maday Islanders

Electricity Promises Broken, Say Maday Islanders

02 August 2014

Frustrated residents of the Maday Island off the Arakan State’s district of Kyaukpyu are complaining that they have not been provided with the round-the-clock electricity service that was promised them last year. The island is the Shwe oil and gas pipeline’s gateway to China, and Kyaukpyu authorities promised that the islanders would receive 24-hour power […]

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China Says It Has Not Abandoned the Kunming-Kyaukpyu Railway

China Says It Has Not Abandoned the Kunming-Kyaukpyu Railway

31 July 2014

The Chinese ambassador to Burma, also known as Myanmar, has denied published reports that indicate a planned railway line from Kunming to Kyaukpyu in the Arakan State, Burma has been abandoned. According to Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency, Ambassador Yang Houlan has denied the abandonment of the project by China. He made the statement […]

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Fish Stock Depleted in Kyaukpyu Because Of Shwe Project, Fishermen Say

Fish Stock Depleted in Kyaukpyu Because Of Shwe Project, Fishermen Say

31 July 2014

Fishermen who work in the Arakan State’s village of Kyaukpyu have complained recently that fish stocks are depleted since the launch of the Shwe Gas Project financed by Chinese investment. The fish habitat has reportedly been impacted because of damage to the sea bed. The fish depletion has been most noticeable between Kyaukpyu and Madae […]

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Land Prices Not Rising As Expected Near Kyaukpyu SEZ

Land Prices Not Rising As Expected Near Kyaukpyu SEZ

23 July 2014

Prices for land around the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone have not risen very much recently, contrary to a trend that has shown rapid property price rises near important developments, including development in Thilawa and the planned Hanthawaddy airport. Land prices have barely shown any increase at all, according to U Maung San Shwe, the Arakan […]

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Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railroad Canceled Due To Public Opposition

Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railroad Canceled Due To Public Opposition

22 July 2014

A memorandum of understanding between the Burmese Ministry of Rail Transport and the Chinese government for a railway between Kyaukpyu And Kunming has been allowed to expire, according to the Burmese government. There has been no further request from China for another contract, according to manager of the ministry Myint Wai. The project will not […]

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