Published On: Mon, May 21st, 2012

Livelihoods photos from China-Burma oil and gas pipeline project area in Arakan State – 5

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The upcoming Shwe gas project in Arakan State of Burma is expected to provide the military dominate government more than USD 24 billion in 30 years. However the government’s lack of transparency and benefit sharing make no benefit to the people of Arakan and the rest of people in Burma. Although Burma suffers from chronic electricity shortages, over 80 percent of gas and hydropower export to neighboring Thailand and China. Even though Arakan state has the vast natural gas and other resources, Arakan state is the second-poorest state in the country’ and 90% of households use wood for cooking fuel. (Photo: Arakan Oil Watch/ May 2012)

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