Activists continue fight against Karen National Union cement plant project in Myanmar

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Myanmar: Residents have signed a petition asking the Karen National Union (KNU) to cancel the Min Lwin Mountain quarry and cement plant project. Local activists say that the plant could lead to environmental concerns and land disputes, according to local press. The Phyu Min Tun Company Limited started mineral tests at the site in 2014. However, the KNU suspended the project in May 2016 in response to protests and complaints lodged by the Min Lwin Area Natural Environment Protection Committee. Despite the cancellation representatives of the KNU have continued to discuss the project with local residents leading to renewed opposition.

Last modified on 31 May 2017


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