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Maday Islanders Protesting Against Kyaukpyu Pipeline

Maday Islanders Protesting Against Kyaukpyu Pipeline

28 January 2015

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 […]

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Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects

Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects

13 January 2015

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 […]

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Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East

Kyaukpyu ready to receive oil from the Middle East

30 December 2014

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 […]

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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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Ground Surveys Begin For Railway To China

Ground Surveys Begin For Railway To China

20 June 2014

Surveying work has started in preparation for the railway that will link the Kyaukpyu township in Burma’s Arakan state (also known as Rakhine state) through the Shan state of Muse and into China, according to a report from the Ministry of Rail Transport released Monday. The ministry’s report indicates that international standards will be followed […]

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State Should Get Half Of Oil And Gas Revenues, Arakan Conference Suggests

State Should Get Half Of Oil And Gas Revenues, Arakan Conference Suggests

02 May 2014

Among recommendations that came out of the Arakan National Conference in Kyaukpyu is a call for the Arakan state (also known as Rakhine) to get 50 percent of all revenues generated by the region’s oil and gas projects. U Kyaw Khine from the Watch the Oil civil society group is among delegates who called for […]

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After Refusing Loan, Burma Awaits China’s Decision on Road Link

After Refusing Loan, Burma Awaits China’s Decision on Road Link

04 April 2014

Win Myint, Deputy Construction Minister of Burma revealed they are awaiting China’s reaction to the suggested highway connecting the prospective Kyaukpyu industrial zone on the west shoreline of Burma with Ruili in Southwest China. Burmese reporters have quoted unidentified Construction Ministry representatives as saying that Naypyidaw had declined a US$2billion loan offered by China to […]

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Google Alert – Journalists Covering Kyaukpyu Pipeline Targeted by State-Sponsored Hackers

Google Alert – Journalists Covering Kyaukpyu Pipeline Targeted by State-Sponsored Hackers

25 March 2014

Google recently sent out additional warnings to users warning that state-sponsored hackers have been trying to break into the Gmail accounts of various journalists, particularly those covering news regarding China, including the Kyaukpyu-Kunming Oil Pipeline. This alert comes in the form of a pink message at the top of users’ Google Inbox. The message reads, […]

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Chinese Cuts Creates Uncertainty For Burma Refinery Project Future

Chinese Cuts Creates Uncertainty For Burma Refinery Project Future

27 February 2014

A key processing refinery project in China has been delayed, putting the future of the country’s multi-billion dollar investment in Burma’s oil terminal and transshipment in uncertainty. The Chinese industry report said street protests against the controversial Yunnan Province refinery are the cause of the delay. The protests were due to concerns over pollution worries. […]

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Kyaukpyu pipeline not up to global standards, MP says

Kyaukpyu pipeline not up to global standards, MP says

31 January 2014

The Kyaukpyu-Yunnan pipeline running from Burma into China does not meet international standards and shows signs of cracking in some places, an MP told a Union assembly. 
MP Tun Aung Kyaw of Ponnagyun issued an analysis noting that the pipeline should be buried a minimum of 15 feet deep and have outer walls at least […]

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