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Italian-Thai Development response to video of villagers rejecting consultation on road construction [Myanmar

…The video refers to such activities as forest encroachment by the wealthy clearly this cannot be attributable to the project and the developer cannot even address this problem. Other issues such as landslides and river pollution, somewhat exaggerated, are more of a temporary nature. With respect to the required advance notification of meetings, ITD will endeavour to ensure that all affected communities are invited to participate in any future discussions regarding these matters. ITD, maintaining its philosophy of corporate responsibility, will continue to give consideration to the environmental and social impacts of its development projects, whilst striving to provide investment, employment opportunities and an improved standard of living for all communities affected by such projects.

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Myanmar: Villagers block Dawei road to protest Ital-Thai Development’s alleged failure to compensate for lost livelihoods

Video shows villagers affected by road construction rejecting consultation by Italian-Thai Development for allegedly not meeting requirements of free, prior & informed consent.