Stone, limestone and silica mining
|Title:|| ||Thousands protest against mines in Namhkam
|Date of publication:|| ||05 September 2014|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Thousands gathered in Namhkam, Shan State, on Friday morning to protest against commercial mining operations.
The locals said that large-scale silica mining projects have resulted in permanent damage to streams and farmlands, ultimately ruining the livelihoods of thousands of people in the township.
Demonstrators convened at the Nam Seere bridge at around 8am, then marched to downtown Namhkam shouting slogans..."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||21 December 2014|
|Title:|| ||Nyaunglebin Situation Update: Kyauk Kyi Township, July 2012
|Date of publication:|| ||05 September 2012|
|Description/subject:|| ||This report includes a situation update submitted to KHRG in July 2012 by a community member describing events occurring in Nyaunglebin District, during July 2012. It describes the Norwegian government's plans for a development project in Kheh Der village tract, which is to support the villagers with their livelihood needs. In addition, the legislator of Kyauk Kyi Township, U Nyan Shwe, reported that he was going to undertake a stone-mining development project in the township, which led the Burmese government to order a company, U Paing, to go and test the stone in Maw Day village on July 1st, 2012. U Paing had left the area by the 8th of July due to safety concerns after a landmine explosion occurred in the near vicinity. Also described are villagers' fears to do with such projects, particularly in regards to environmental damage that could result from mining.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)|
|Format/size:|| ||html, pdf (263K)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2012-09-05-Nyaunglebin_Situation_Update_Kyauk_Kyi_Township_...
|Date of entry/update:|| ||05 November 2012|