A giant construction project managed by an Italian-Thai company has run into a number of major stumbling blocks in Karen State. Villagers say they have not been compensated for the loss of their land and the Karen National Union has stopped it building a highway to Thailand.
The Italian-Thai Development Company has begun negotiations with the Karen National Union to try to restart work on the Kanchanaburi-Tavoy Highway project after Karen soldiers stopped its construction in early July.
Work was stopped east of Tavoy, between Myitta village to Klo Hta village, by the Karen National Liberation Army. Continue reading “KNU Stops Tavoy Road Construction”