The photos above were taken on December 19th 2014 on A--- road, in B--- village, Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District. The first photo shows a villager looking at a large truck transporting soil. The second photo shows a person dressed in a white shirt standing beside a mound of upheaved soil. This man’s name is Khin Zaw and he is the owner of Khin Zaw Company, which has been constructing the A--- road depicted here, as well as other roads in Kyainseikgyi Township. [Photos: KHRG]
The photos above were taken between C--- and D--- villages, Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District, on December 12th 2014. They show another road that was being expanded by Khin Zaw Company. In the process, the company destroyed villagers’ betel nut trees and the land owners are very upset with destruction. To villagers’ dismay, Saw Mee Ka, the manager of the road expansion, told them that they must come to terms with the fact that their trees had to be destroyed. [Photos: KHRG]
The photos above were taken on March 21st 2015 in Kyainseikgyi Township, Dooplaya District. The first two photos were taken in the upper part of E--- village. They show the road that stretches to Three Pagodas Pass and which destroyed over 30 rubber trees belonging to villagers. The last two photos were taken in the upper part of F--- village, also known as G--- village, on March 17st 2015. They show the road construction which damaged 40 three-year-old rubber trees. The plantation belonged to Burmese villagers who live in H--- village. The plantation owners in both cases were not compensated for their losses. [Photos: KHRG]
These photos were taken on July 14th 2015, in I--- village, Kyonedoe Township, Dooplaya District. They show the road being constructed by an unknown company, which has been subcontracted by the Burma/Myanmar government. This construction project destroyed many of I--- villagers’ rubber trees. I--- villagers said that they were promised a small sum of money in compensation for the destruction, but no compensation money has been distributed in the year that has passed since. One villager said, “They told us that we will get compensation, but they do not give anything, so do I have to wait till I die to get it?” [Photos: KHRG]
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- Last update: 09 March 2016
- Dooplaya District
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