Italian-Thai Development

Dawei locals, CSOs raise concerns over violation of human rights

Date of Release: 
Mar 10 2016

CIVIL SOCIETY organisations (CSOs) and local residents living near the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have called for action from the Japanese, Myanmar and Thai governments to tackle human rights violations before allowing the project to resume.

On Monday, they issued a joint statement urging the governments to take action against, among others, corruption among governmental departments related to the project, forced relocation, and to solve the problems before resuming the ground construction of the project.

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A special zone on Myanmar's border

Date of Release: 
Sep 26 2015

DAWEI (Myanmar) It has been eight long years since engineer Suphap Satthathum first set foot in the tropical scrub jungle by the immense curve of beach near the port town of Dawei, in Myanmar's southernmost Tanintharyi state that borders Thailand.

But today, as he strides on the jetty his construction company has built, he finds new energy as he shows visitors around the 27 sq km first phase of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ).

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