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Burma: Displacement, other concerns at Dawei (Tavoy) deep-sea port project - Jan 2011

Two news reports appeared in December 2011 citing alleged abuses – including displacement, environmental degradation and labour concerns -- in connection with the Dawei (Tavoy) deep-sea port development project on the Burmese-Thai border being developed by the Italian-Thai Development Company:

 

- "Dawei port: villagers protest land confiscation", Min Thet and Phanida, Mizzima News, 16 December 2011 http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/6287-dawei-port-villagers-prote...

 

-  "Tavoy natives fear deep-sea port impacts", Shwe Aung, Democratic Voice of Burma, 16 December 2011 http://www.dvb.no/news/tavoy-natives-express-concerns-on-deep-sea-port-c...

 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Italian-Thai Development Company to reply;  the company sent the following response:

 

"Dawei port: villagers protest land confiscation", Min Thet and Phanida, Mizzima News, 16 December 2011 
"Tavoy natives fear deep-sea port impacts", Shwe Aung, Democratic Voice of Burma, 16 December 2011 

 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Italian-Thai Development Company to reply; the company sent the following response:

 

Italian-Thai Development Company response [DOC]

 

 

 

News update:

On 10 January The Irrawaddy reported that the government had cancelled the coal-fired power plant project that would supply electricity to the industrial zone:

 

Dawei Power Plant Canceled [Burma], Patrick Boehler, Irrawaddy 10 Jan 2012

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