Land confiscation due to a road repair and expansion project in Bilin Township, Thaton District, January 2014

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Land confiscation due to a road repair and expansion project in Bilin Township, Thaton District, January 2014

Published date:
Thursday, September 4, 2014

This News Bulletin describes land confiscation which occurred as a result of a road repair and expansion project in Bilin Township, Thaton District, from January 2nd – 4th, 2014. On January 2nd 2014, the Zwe Nyi Naung Company arrived in D--- village, Hta Paw village tract, Bilin Township, Thaton District to repair and expand a road. The project resulted in the confiscation of villagers’ plantation lands, paddy fields and the yard around a house. The villagers raised their concerns, as they lost their land, and they would like to be compensated for what they have lost.[1]

Footnotes

[1] This News Bulletin was written by KHRG office staff and is based on information from a community member from Thaton District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor local human rights conditions. It summarises information from seven land grabbing forms received by KHRG in July 2014. The land grabbing form wass developed by KHRG for the villagers to record how and why their lands were confiscated and how many acres of their lands were confiscated. In order to increase the transparency of KHRG methodology and more directly communicate the experiences and perspectives of villagers in eastern Burma/Myanmar, KHRG aims to make all field information received available on the KHRG website once it has been processed and translated, subject only to security considerations. For additional reports categorised by Type, Issue, Location and Year, please see the Related Readings component following each report on KHRG’s redesigned Website.

[2] This information was included in the land grabbing forms received by KHRG in July 2014 from a KHRG community member from Thaton District.