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the soon-to-be Dawei-Kanchanburi highway Photo: daweiproject.blogspot.com

Farmland owner Win Lwin Oo has revealed that the Thai construction firm Italian-Thai (ITD) has agreed compensation with him over damages to his land caused by the construction of the Dawei-Kanchanaburi Highway.

On June 8, two sections of highway were built across his farmland and the area had to be fenced off. The local farmer accused the firm of failing to safeguard against the perishing of long-term plantations, the blockage of streams, and the perishing of crops caused by waterlogged soil during the rainy season.

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Some 200 villagers who live along the Dawei-Kanchanaburi highway gathered in September 2012 in Kaw Htee Lor village to pray and call for a stop to the destruction of their livelihoods by the impact of the construction of the Dawei-Kachanaburi Road and the Dawei Industry Zone. Photo: Daweiproject.blogspot.com

The Dawei Watch Group has said that a local resident is planning to sue the Italian-Thai Construction Company (ITD) for losses incurred when the Thai firm built a highway through his land in Yay Phyu Township.

Win Lwin Oo says he lost two acres of farmland because of the highway construction which leads from the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Tanintharyi Region to Kanchanaburi in Thailand.

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Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (2nd L) chats to Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (front R), followed by Myanmar's President Thein Sein (back L) and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (behind C), as they arrive for lunch at the ASEAN summit in Bandar Seri Begawan on April 25, 2013. (PHOTO: AFP)
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will meet Myanmar President Thein Sein on Thursday the sidelines of the current ASEAN summit in Brunei to update him on her country’s progress on the Dawei Special Economic Zone, according to Thailand’s The Nation, quoting Sihasak Phuangketkeow, the permanent secretary of the Thai Foreign Ministry.

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