WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2016
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2016

Jul 05, 2016

The environment plays a crucial role in the daily life and activity of the indigenous Karen people of Burma. The interdependence between people and the environment is visible in traditional culture, spiritual- and social life. The integral bond between the Karen people and the natural environment is also at work in communal tenure practices where environmental conservation and local livelihoods meet. The Karen people are one of the few remaining indigenous communities that live in sustainable coexistence with the natural environment. In respect of this, the indigenous Karen people have commemorated World Environment Day 2016 in Si Poe Kee village, Ta Kreh Township of Hpa-an District in Kawthoolei/Karen State. This celebration aimed to increase public awareness and inform the international community about how indigenous Karen communities protect, manage, utilize and govern their environmental resources sustainably in a changing environment. At the event, more than 300 indigenous Karen communities from three village tracts, 14 primary, middle and secondary schools, a number of Karen community based organizations and relevant departments of the Karen National Union (KNU) joined and showed their solidarity with issues of environmental protection and governance. This momentous event was brought to a close with a tree planting ceremony, as Karen communities look toward a greener and brighter future.
(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)