Myanmar: Sino-Myanmar pipeline project faces complaints for land compensation from six hundred protesters

Author: Radio Free Asia, Published on: 25 March 2018

"Hundreds in Myanmar Protest Lack of Payment For Land Confiscated For Pipeline Project", 22 March 2018

About 600 Myanmar protesters...demanded compensation from the Sino-Myanmar operators of dual pipelines in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state for land they confiscated for the massive and controversial project.

The U.S. $2.5 billion Shwe pipeline project...has been dogged by complaints about little or no land compensation along with a loss of livelihoods for local fishermen.

The protesters from Ann township in Kyaukpyu district demanded that Chinese state-owned oil company China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), or PetroChina, and Myanmar's state-owned Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) pay them for land they had to give up for the pipeline project.

 

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Related companies: Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) PetroChina (part of China National Petroleum Corporation)