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China Embassy PRESS RELEASE Monywa Copper Mining Project-ENGLISH-burmese

November 30, 2012

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PRESS RELEASE

EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLEREPUBLIC OF CHINA

Tel: (951) 221280 221281• Fax: (951) 227019

Remarks on the Monywa Copper Mine Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monywa Cooper Mine Project is a joint venture between business

communities of China and Myanmar that will bring benefits to both sides.

Issues such as relocation, compensation, environmental protection and

profit sharing regarding this project were jointly settled through negotiations

by the two sides and meet Myanmar’s laws and regulations. We hope all

levels of Myanmar society can create a favorable environment for the

project’s smooth operation based on respect for laws and regulations of

Myanmar.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy Party, said on November 29 that she would like to intervene in the disputes between the locals and investors on copper mine project while she met with the people in Kan Kone Village, Salin Kyi Township of Monywa district.

Many prominent persons from various sphere criticized that it is totally unacceptable that the riot police crack downed on protest camps by using tear bombs and water cannons before the daybreak on the holy and sacred day of the Buddhists, the full moon day of Tazaungmone month on November 29.

Witnesses said the police used chemical weapons in the incident where many Buddhist monks were injured. Over 50 persons have been taken to the Monywa township hospital. A seriously injured monk was taken to Mandalay Public Hospital.  http://elevenmyanmar.com/national/1510-china-calls-for-smooth-operation-of-monywa-copper-mine-project

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