Friday, February 14, 2014

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္မွာ သံလြင္ျမစ္တေလွ်ာက္ ေျမအမ်ားအျပား သိမ္းေနျပီ တဲ႕။

February 13, 2014
An update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

Large-scale land confiscation for Salween dam infrastructure in northern Shan State

Communities in over 60 villages have lost lands and houses due to construction of access roads and other infrastructure for the first dam on the Salween River in Burma, at Kunlong in northern Shan State.Since 2012, Asia World Company has been constructing a new 100-kilometer highway from Hsenwi through Kunlong to the Chinese border. Not only have villagers lost houses, lands and crops without compensation, but road construction has caused flooding, soil run-off into farmlands, contamination of water sources, and disruption of day-to-day village life.A new five-kilometer road has also been completed from Kunlong town north to the dam site, where 500 workers have been employed in cement and gravel production plants, and in building a power generating facility.Read More.....
For further information, contact:
Sai Ho Hseng (66) 085 869 4341 (Shan+ English)
Nang Kwarn Lake (66) 093 297 7754  (Burmese + English)