Category Archives: Southeast Burma Integrated Development

Will the Dawei Economic Zone Benefit the People of Myanmar?

Is the Dawei Special Economic Zone paving the way to environmental disaster? An article by a Mekong Watch researcher, published on the Mekong Commons website,  begins with this question. The article provides information on the local situation and some of the environmental … Continue reading

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Petition to JICA on Tanintharyi Region Development Plan

On April 2017, Mekong Watch submitted a petition to JICA regarding the Tanintharyi Region Development Plan. An English translation is provided here. In April, JICA was accepting bids from consultants to conduct the “Data Collection Survey for the Tanintharyi Region … Continue reading

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Dawei SEZ Fact Sheet Available

We have compiled information into a factsheet on the Dawei SEZ project. It can also be downloaded as a PDF document (including photos, 5MB) by clicking this link:  dawei_factsheet_eng_2016nov10 The text of the fact sheet (without photos) is below: November 10, … Continue reading

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It’s time to build peace, not dams and economic zones: KPSN video on JICA’s Integrated Development Plan

Karen Peace Support Network, a network of 28 Karen civil society organizations, produced a video synopsis of JICA’s development plan for Karen and Mon States, and KPSN’s analysis of it. It can be viewed here:

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Japan aid “for” ethnic minorities could worsen ethnic conflict: JICA Blueprint for Development in Southeast Burma/Myanmar

“Japan’s new development plan…could fuel conflict rather than promote peace” Karen Peace Support Network  The Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) is very critical of a blueprint for integrated development in Karen and Mon States that is being put together by … Continue reading

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