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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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Kyaukpyu to Kunming Pipeline Protesters to be Judged

Kyaukpyu to Kunming Pipeline Protesters to be Judged

24 August 2013

The 10 protestors who led a demonstration asking for development around the Shwe Natural Gas Pipeline were scheduled to have their cases decided by a judge in September. The protesters are to be judged following testimony and evidence submitted from both sides, according to U Tun Kyi, one of the group of 10 protestors who […]

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Chinese Project Will Uproot Thousands And Destroy Kyaukpyu Coastline, NGO says

Chinese Project Will Uproot Thousands And Destroy Kyaukpyu Coastline, NGO says

23 December 2012

The 120-square-kilometer Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone threatens as many as 40 villages with pollution and toxic waste and will endanger the health of thousands of people in Arakan, according to a report issued by the Myanmar NGO Arakan Oil Watch in December 2012. In addition, the nation’s second largest mangrove forest will be destroyed, among […]

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Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone Presents Dangers, Report Warns

Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone Presents Dangers, Report Warns

22 December 2012

A special economic zone planned for an area in Burma’s Arakan State on Ramree Island near Kyaukpyu could have devastating effects, according to a report titled “Danger Zone” created by Arakan Oil Watch. Among the likely detrimental effects are: Negative impacts to 40 villages. The endangering of thousands of people. Destruction of the second largest […]

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Environmental fears at Kyaukpyu port project

Environmental fears at Kyaukpyu port project

06 July 2011

Reports of waste piling-up and the dynamiting of reefs to lay the gas pipelines have raised fears of the environmental impact at the Kyaukpyu deep-sea port project. Kyaukpyu residents and workers have signed a petition complaining about the problem to both the local authorities and now to Hla Maung, the prime minister of Arakan State, […]

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