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Myanmar: Refugees internally displaced by conflicts worry about losing their land to Belt and Road projects

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Author: 亚洲自由电台(美国)

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“缅甸难民担心因中国项目失去未使用的土地”,2019年12月6日

受缅甸Shan邦北部冲突影响的难民说,他们担心自己的土地可能会被没收,用于中国“一带一路”倡议相关的基础设施项目,他们却因为冲突而无法回去。

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战斗已导致近17,000名国内难民前往Namtu, Kutkai,Namhkam和Mong Yawng镇避难...这些国内难民感到担忧,因为虽然他们认为土地是祖传,但他们没有适当的法律文件。

居住在Kutkai难民营的国内难民和国内难民农田委员会的成员Seng Tu告诉RFA,其他难民非常关注并希望冻结中国的项目。

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当地新闻报导了兴建Kutkai镇Nam Khai河水库的计划,以及在该地区建设农业和畜牧区的计划,但政府尚未正式宣布该项目。

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在听到这些项目的消息后,由来自该地区36个难民营的国内难民代表组成的国内难民农田委员会发表了一项声明...在祖传的土地上不执行任何项目,直到他们能够返回家园,承诺不将他们的土地指定为闲置或森林,停止所有已经开始的项目,并避免在他们的土地上进行采矿或伐木活动。

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Author: 亚洲自由电台(美国)

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“緬甸難民擔心因中國項目失去未使用的土地”,2019年12月6日

受緬甸Shan邦北部衝突影響的難民說,他們擔心自己的土地可能會被沒收,用於中國“一帶一路”倡議相關的基礎設施項目,他們卻因為衝突而無法回去。

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戰鬥已導致近17,000名國內難民前往Namtu, Kutkai,Namhkam和Mong Yawng鎮避難...這些國內難民感到擔憂,因為雖然他們認為土地是祖傳,但他們沒有適當的法律文件。

居住在Kutkai難民營的國內難民和國內難民農田委員會的成員Seng Tu告訴RFA,其他難民非常關注並希望凍結中國的項目。

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當地新聞報導了興建Kutkai鎮Nam Khai河水庫的計劃,以及在該地區建設農業和畜牧區的計劃,但政府尚未正式宣布該項目。

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在聽到這些項目的消息後,由來自該地區36個難民營的國內難民代表組成的國內難民農田委員會發表了一項聲明...在祖傳的土地上不執行任何項目,直到他們能夠返回家園,承諾不將他們的土地指定為閒置或森林,停止所有已經開始的項目,並避免在他們的土地上進行採礦或伐木活動。

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7 December 2019

Myanmar: Refugees displaced by conflict worry about losing land to Chinese-backed Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure projects

Author: Kan Thar, Elizabeth Jangmar, Ye Kaung Myint Maung, & Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Refugees in Myanmar's Shan State Fear Losing Untended Land to China Projects"

Refugees from conflict in the northern part of Myanmar's Shan state say they are worried that their land could be confiscated for Chinese-backed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-related infrastructure projects while they are unable to return because of fighting.

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The fighting has caused nearly 17,000 IDP to seek shelter in Namtu, Kutkai, Namhkam and Mong Yawng townships....These IDP are worried because they don't have the proper legal documentation for lands that they consider to be ancestral.

Seng Tu, an internally displaced person (IDP) living in the Kutkai refugee camp, and a member of the IDP farmland committee, told RFA's Myanmar Service that fellow refugees are very concerned and want a freeze on the Chinese projects.

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Plans for a reservoir on the Nam Khai river in Kutkai township, along with agricultural and livestock zones in the area, were reported in local news, but the government has made no official announcement on the projects.

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Upon hearing about these projects, the IDP farmland committee, consisting of IDP delegates from 36 camps in the region, released a statement...for the non-implementation of any project on their ancestral land until they can return home, a promise not to designate their lands as vacant or forest, a stop to all projects that have already started, and a refrain from mining or logging activities on their lands.

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