(English subtitle) Villagers say no to the cement project in Hpa an Township, Karen State
(English subtitle) Villagers say no to the cement project in Hpa an Township, Karen State

Jun 02, 2015

Burmese company Soe Naing Phyo Co.Ltd and Chinese company Jidong Development Group Co.,Ltd plan to jointly develop a cement factory project and limestone mine on Kawpyin mountain near Kawpyin village, Hpa An township, Karen State. The factory would produce 5,000 tons of cement per day and will invest 356 million US dollars for the project. The proposed area for the project is around 970 Acres. The company claims that local people agreed to the project. However the reality is local people do not want this cement production project. Karen Language (https://youtu.be/g4XKdx6v2hE) Burmese subtitle (https://youtu.be/2U5vKycjUO0)
(Burmese subtitle) Villagers say no to the cement project in Hpa an Township, Karen State
(Burmese subtitle) Villagers say no to the cement project in Hpa an Township, Karen State

Jun 02, 2015

လက္ရွိတြင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွ စိုးႏိုင္ၿဖိဳးကုမၸဏီလီမိတက္ႏွင့္တရုတ္ႏိုင္ငံမွ Jidong Development Group Co.,Ltd တို႕က အက်ိဳးတူပူးေပါင္းကာ ကရင္ျပည္နယ္၊ ဘားအံၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ေကာ့ျပင္ေက်းရြာအနီးတြင္ ဘိလပ္ေျမစက္ရံုတည္ေဆာက္မည္ ျဖစ္သည္။ တစ္ရက္အတြင္း ဘိလပ္ေျမ တန္ (၅၀၀၀) ထုတ္လုပ္မည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး စီမံကိန္းအတြက္ ကုမၸဏီကအေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ (၃၅၉) သန္းခန္႕ ရင္းႏွီးျမဳပ္ႏွံမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ စီမံကိန္းအတြက္ ကုမၸဏီကေလွ်ာက္ထားေသာ ေျမဧရိယာမွာ စုစုေပါင္း(၉၇၀) ဧက ဝန္းက်င္ျဖစ္သည္။ ယခုဘိလပ္ေျမစက္ရံုစီမံကိန္းအား ေဒသခံျပည္သူမ်ားက သေဘာတူလက္ခံသည္ဟု ရင္းႏွီးျမဳပ္ႏွံသူကုမၸဏီမ်ားကဆိုပါသည္။ သုိ႕ေသာ္ အမွန္စင္စစ္တြင္ ေဒသခံမ်ားက ယခုဘိလပ္ေျမစီမံကိန္းကို အလိုမရွိၾကေပ။ For Karen Language (https://youtu.be/g4XKdx6v2hE) English subtitle (https://youtu.be/i2aGT4i8AtA)
(Karen language) Villagers say no to the cement project in Hpa an Township, Karen State,
(Karen language) Villagers say no to the cement project in Hpa an Township, Karen State,

Jun 02, 2015

Burmese company Soe Naing Phyo Co.Ltd and Chinese company Jidong Development Group Co.,Ltd plan to jointly develop a cement factory project and limestone mine on Kawpyin mountain near Kawpyin village, Hpa An township, Karen State. The factory would produce 5,000 tons of cement per day and will invest 356 million US dollars for the project. The proposed area for the project is around 970 Acres. The company claims that local people agreed to the project. However the reality is local people do not want this cement production project. Burmese subtitle (https://youtu.be/2U5vKycjUO0) English subtitle (https://youtu.be/i2aGT4i8AtA)
Our Forest, Our Sustainable Future!
Our Forest, Our Sustainable Future!

Jun 02, 2015

The three-day consultation and training event entitling " Karen student and youth consultation and engagement in environmental affairs" was organized from April 13 to 15, 2015 at Paw Law Pu, a Karen Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp that located in Kay Pu village tract, Lu Thaw Township, Mutraw District, Karen State, Burma/Myanmar. A total of 202 participants (females 103; males 99), representing local communities from K'saw Ter and Lei Kee Community Forestry and Lu Thaw Paw Day community, 12 primary, secondary and post-secondary schools, including Kor Wah Plaw, T'pu Hta, The Nu Sei La, Plo Kee, Ter Kaw, Paw Law, Htee Mu Kee, Lei Kee, T'yu Kee, Day Pu Noh, Mae Ra Moe, and Pu Taw Memorial Junior College from Mae La camp, KSNG, and KED, actively and constructively participated.
No Salween Dams: Karen Message on International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams, 2015
No Salween Dams: Karen Message on International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams, 2015

Jun 02, 2015

ข้อความจากชาวกะเหรี่ยง เราไม่เอาเขื่อนสาละวิน Karen Message: No Salween Dams ကညီဖိတသးလီဃိ၃္လိ၁္ထံတမz၃္ဘ၃္ ကရင္လူထုမွေတာင္းဆိုျခင္း - သံလြင္ေရကာတာအလိုမရွိ On 14 March 2015, Karen Rivers Watch (KRW) and local people gathered near the Hatgyi Dam site on the bank of the Salween River in Mutraw District, Karen State to commemorate the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. The place is called Shwe Oo Wei as well as Taung Kyar. It is the place where the planned Hatgyi Dam will be built. There are several dams planned on the Salween River by governments and companies from Burma, Thailand and China. One of these is Hatgyi, to be built in Karen State. Although the Karen people will suffer the effects of the Hatgyi dam, including displacement, loss of livelihood, and increased poverty, about 90% of the electricity will be sold to China and Thailand. Only 10% will be for Burma/Myanmar, and how much of this will be for the Karen is unclear. For this reason, KRW and local people gathered to commemorate the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams to demonstrate their opposition to the Hatgyi dam and other Salween dams. A local woman said, "We do not want to leave our homes and live somewhere else. We love living in our own village. This dam will destroy our homeland." During the event, the KRW and local people delivered the following messages for the dam developers and investors. -EGAT Company (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand), we do not welcome you! -IGE Company (International Group of Entrepreneurs Company) we do not welcome you! -Chinese Company, we do not welcome you! -Salween River is our life. -Salween Dam, stop it!