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Title: Negative impacts of dam building and drug use in Paingkyon and Nabu townships, Hpa-an District, May 2014
Date of publication: 14 July 2014
Description/subject: This News Bulletin describes concerns raised by villagers In Paingkyon and Nabu townships regarding the planned construction of a dam, logging activities, problems related to increased drug use in local communities and the lack of a complaints mechanism by which to raise these concerns with leaders of local armed actors. Villagers living near the site of a proposed hydroelectric dam on the Pa Ta River have raised serious concerns regarding the project’s potentially huge environmental and other impacts, and say they have not been properly informed or consulted about the plans. They fear that if construction of the dam goes ahead, homes, land vital for livelihoods and religious sites will be destroyed, affecting approximately 40 villages. Villagers also reported that the wide spread sale and use of drugs has led to a number of problems, such as addiction and mental health issues, poverty and drug related violence. In response, thousands of villagers held consultation meetings and launched a petition calling on the leaders of local armed actors to work together to address their concerns.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (597K text; 2.7MB map)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-4-nb1_wb_2.pdf
http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/pata_dam_construction_locaston_0.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/KHRG/KHRG%202014/KHRG-2014-07-14-Negative_impacts_of_dam_building_%20Na...
http://www.burmalibrary.org/KHRG/KHRG%202014/KHRG-2014-07-14-Negative_impacts_of_dam_building_%20Na...
Date of entry/update: 05 December 2014