Ban Chaung

Locals want coal mining in Dawei halted

Date of Release: 
Nov 2 2015

Naw Pe The Law, a community leader and adviser to Tarkapaw Youth Group, which focuses mainly on protecting the environment and livelihoods in Dawei District, said the project could severely harm the environment, community health, traditional livelihoods and unique indigenous way of life in the area.

She said an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) needs to be transparently undertaken before the firms start mining operations.

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