On remote Madae Island on Myanmar’s western coast, the Chinese state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), is constructing a huge seaport, oil terminal and oil and gas pipeline to China for shipping more than 80% of China’s imported oil from the Middle East and Africa without people’s consent, and without implementation of EIA, SIA and FPIC. The construction of these projects has resulted in human rights abuses, massive land confiscation, environmental destruction and destruction of the islanders’ livelihoods and farmlands. Islanders are living in fear of an accident or explosion resulting from the oil terminal, oil and gas pipeline and China’s oil tankers which plan to dock in this area in 2015.
Madae Island is a small island located in the Kyauk Phyu township of Arakan State, on the West coast of Myanmar. The island has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for centuries. Over 800 households and 3000 people live in four villages on Madae Island, mostly consisting of fishermen and farmers.
CNPC’s projects on Madae Island is not benefiting local Madae islanders, Arakan State or the rest of the people in Myanmar.
The video documentary was conducted in late 2013 and 2014.
Autores e editores
Arakan Oil Watch (AOW) is an independent non-governmental community based organization. AOW aims to protect and promote human rights and environmental abuses that result from multinational oil and gas companies in Arakan State and other parts of Burma.
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The Online Burma/Myanmar Library (OBL) is a non-profit online research library mainly in English and Burmese serving academics, activists, diplomats, NGOs, CSOs, CBOs and other Burmese and international actors. It is also, of course, open to the general public.