Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Burma extracting 1,268 million cubic feet of natural gas per day

21 Jan 2013

 “Burma’s Ministry of Energy [MoE] is extracting an average of almost
 1,300 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from its onshore and offshore blocks,”
 said retired petroleum and natural gas production official Kyaw Thu Ya.

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Temporary passports for Burmese migrants to be issued in Thailand

21 Jan 2013

The Burmese government will start issuing temporary passports
 to its illegal workers in Thailand next month.
Workers can apply for temporary passports at 10 centres in Samut Sakhon,
 Samut Prakan, Chiang Mai, Surat Thani, Pathum Thani, Kanchanaburi,
 Rayong, Khon Kaen, Songkhla and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces
 from Feb 15 to May 15, the Burmese embassy in Thailand said in a statement.

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Thai army officers linked to Rohingya trafficking

21 Jan 2013

Army officers from Thailand’s Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) 
are alleged to be involved in the smuggling of Rohingya migrants into Thailand, 
a police investigation has found.

Chinese predict June opening for Burma pipeline

21 Jan 2013

The trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines are expected to be completed on May 30,
 according to Chinese contractor Gao Jianguo, the head of the project 
under the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), according
 to a report on Monday by the Chinese national news agency, Xinhua

Burma govt meets with Chinese military team

21 Jan 2013
Qi Jianguo, a senior officer in the Chinese armed forces, expressed his government’s
 hope that Burma would settle peacefully its conflict with the Kachin ethnic group 
and safeguard tranquility along the two countries’ mutual border, according
 to a report on Sunday in China’s official Xinhua News Agency.

Mosquitoes’ Bite Bridges Gap Between Burma’s Military, Civil Society

21 Jan 2013

RANGOON — After decades of fighting between the national military 
and ethnic armed groups, the country’s reformist government has faced 
a major challenge of building trust with people in Burma’s ethnic border states.

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