08 Jun '11, 1pm

AFP: Tavoy project expected to displace “a little more than 10,000 people”: Italian-Thai Development #Burma #Myanmar

BANGKOK - THE Thai industrial giant behind a controversial deep-sea port project in Myanmar said on Wednesday that 10,000 people would have to leave their homes to make way for the development. Ital-Thai Group is in charge of building and attracting investors to the Dawei Development Project, which is set to transform a sleepy strip of southern coastline with a deep-sea port and 250 sq km industrial estate. The company confirmed the project would uproot local people, but insisted the villagers would be well catered for with new settlements. 'There is a population of only a little more than 10,000 people that have to be relocated,' said Premchai Kanasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development, the subsidiary in charge of the project. Concerns about human rights and the environment have been raised about the scale and nature of the port plans because of a lack of regulation ...

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