Episode 80: Yebyu fishermen caught up by gas pipeline

This week, in partnership with Dawei Watch, Doh Athan meets fishermen from villages in Tanintharyi’s Yebyu Township, who say that their livelihoods, in particular their nets, are being a destroyed by a pipeline for the Zawtika natural gas project.

Although they are claiming compensation for the damages, the fishermen say they also want authorities to take measures to ensure that the project doesn’t destroy their equipment in the future.

 

 

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By Win Zar Ni Aung

By Win Zar Ni Aung

Win Zar Ni Aung began her journalism career in 2011 and previously worked as deputy chief reporter at Myanmar National Television.
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