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Ethnic Community Development Forum (Burma)

Over 2,000 people gathered in Mon State’s capital on July 21 to protest a coal-fired cement plant.

Local residents have been objecting to the Kyaikmaraw township factory’s use of coal since last year. However, the US$400 million Mawlamyine Cement Limited factory opened in June despite the locals’ concerns that pollution could cause public health and environmental problems.

The factory uses 40-megawatts from a coal-fired power plant and nine-megawatts produced from a waste heat generator.........Read more