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Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) response to reports on alleged human rights impacts of Shwe gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects

[Unofficial translation of title and text from original Chinese provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] …[T]he land acquisition and compensation work shall at all times be in accordance with the laws and regulations of Myanmar; land acquisition along the pipeline shall not take villagers' arable land, or take as little arable land as possible...in case certain villagers do not agree with the land acquisition, the pipeline shall bypass their land by changing its route; the principle of "compensate villagers first, and then use the land" is followed…Standard procedures are in place for calculation of compensation…The …pipeline project is a non-polluting ecological project, with no emissions, no discharge of polluted water or any other discharge of pollutants…EIA…was carried out by the Thailand-based company IEM…[T]he design and construction of the Myanmar-China pipeline and crude oil terminal project have adopted high international engineering standards, with a strict monitoring and prevention solution in place in their operations management…

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Further to our 26 Jun Update: Chinese National Petroleum Corporation responds to alleged human rights impacts of Shwe natural gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects.