KNU gives green light to Italian-Thai Dawei road construction

January 4 | 

  • Author: Eh Na

Kan_tavoy road constrction

The Karen National Union is considering allowing the Italian-Thai Development Company to build a road linking Burma’s Tavoy Special Economic Zone to Thailand after a meeting between the KNU and company representatives on December 28.

Saw Kwe Htoo Win, KNU chairman of the Mergui-Tavoy District and the KNU’s representative in meetings with the Italian-Thai explained to Karen News.

“The company [ITD] presented [to the KNU] their planned impact assessment. We [the KNU] will consider the proposal and make a decision. Their impact assessment plans have to meet an international standard. The KNU will further discuss how can we monitor their implementation. Meanwhile we may allow them to continue their work while monitoring the situation.”

The Italian-Thai Development Company impact assessment proposal is in response to a meeting with members of the KNU’s committee of economic development assessment. Attending the meeting were representatives of the Italian-Thai Company, led by its vice-president, Mr Anan Amarapala, and its impact assessment team from Chulalongkorn University and selected environmentalists. The company and its team presented to the KNU the project impact assessment – it included, the building of the Dawei (aka Tavoy) industrial zone, major road construction and the building of the hydro-dam in Klo Hta Continue reading “KNU gives green light to Italian-Thai Dawei road construction”