A group of angry Myanmar villagers have accused Thai construction giant Italian-Thai Development PCL (ITD) of failing to keep its promise to compensate them for losses caused by the building of new roads for the Dawei deep-sea port and industrial project.
Residents blocked a road at Thabyu Chaung village in Dawei district on Sept 9 in protest over the fact that Thai construction giant Italian-Thai Development PCL is yet to provide compensation payments that angry villagers allege are due. (Photo by CSLD)
Civic group Community Sustainable Livelihood and Development (CSLD), which represents the villagers, held a press conference to air concerns on Tuesday at the office of the Dawei Development Association in Dawei district, Taninthayi region.
The group also issued a statement criticising what it described as "unfair and non-transparent compensation” offered by ITD.
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