An update on Italian-Thai’s Burma venture

23 09 2011

PPT readers may recall earlier post we had on the well-connected Italian-Thai company’s huge investment in Tavoy/Dawei in Burma here, here and here.

The Irrawaddy has a useful update, explaining that the “Karen National Union (KNU) has banned all vehicles owned by the Italian-Thai Development (ITD) Company from using a road linking the Thai province of Kanchanaburi to Burma’s southern seaport of Tavoy in order to halt work on a controversial project in the area…”.

The KNU wants development projects to abide by international laws and demands that an adequate environmental impact assessment be carried out “before the project is allowed to continue…”.

Apparently the KNU has “been blocking vehicles carrying ITD employees since July…”.


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22 02 2013
Thailand and Burma | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Readers of PPT from way back will recall that we sometimes posted on the “let’s-move-our-pollution” Dawei investment project by well-connected and royal-linked Thai industrial developers congregated around Italian-Thai and its boss Premchai Karnasuta. A recent post with back links was here. […]

22 02 2013
Thailand and Burma « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Readers of PPT from way back will recall that we sometimes posted on the “let’s-move-our-pollution” Dawei investment project by well-connected and royal-linked Thai industrial developers congregated around Italian-Thai and its boss Premchai Karnasuta. A recent post with back links was here. […]