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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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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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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 SEZ Taking International Construction Bids Through December

Kyaukpyu SEZ Taking International Construction Bids Through December

07 July 2014

The construction companies that will build out the planned Kyaukpyu special economic zone (SEZ) in the Arakan state will be selected in December using an international bid process that is already underway, according to officials who are in charge. The Kyaukpyu SEZ will include an industrial zone, a port and a residential area and is […]

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Government still to reach an agreement for Chinese railway project

Government still to reach an agreement for Chinese railway project

03 October 2013

The $20 billion Chinese railway project that is projected to connect Kyaukpyu, Arakan State to Kunming in the southern part of Chinese is still being debated according to sources from within the government. Activist groups have been expressing their concerns along with the residents about not having the environment assessment report released as well as […]

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10 People Sentenced To Jail Protesting Controversial Shwe Pipeline

10 People Sentenced To Jail Protesting Controversial Shwe Pipeline

02 October 2013

Ten residents of Kyaukpyu, located in the Arakan state, were sentenced to three-month jail terms September 26 for their unauthorised protests against the Shwe pipeline, a controversial Chinese-backed project. The demonstration attracted the support of more than 500 locals and was held in mid-April on Maday Island. The controversy that caused the protest stems from […]

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24-hour electricity for Kyaukpyu

24-hour electricity for Kyaukpyu

18 September 2013

From Sunday 22nd September, residents of Kyaukpyu will for the first time have the convenience of 24 hour electricity. Made possible by gas turbines from Shwe Gas pipeline terminal converting compressed natural gas into electricity, homes in the Kyaukpyu township and surrounding villages will have electricity at standard rates of 35 kyat per unit. Local […]

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Bids for Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone

Bids for Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone

10 September 2013

According to state-run media, the government in Burma will offer development bids in the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Both international and national firms are invited to submit their own “comprehensive strategies”, the Bid evaluation and Awarding Committee (BEAC) chairman has stated. This comes from an official report in The New Light of Myanmar. Kyaukpyu […]

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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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