What is the law for shrimp cultivation?
Pauktaw, 19th June 03: The shrimp farmers of
A businessman said that Shrimp farming has brought millions of dollar into
Quoting a source in the shrimp export sector our correspondent said that beginning 2001 the ruling military regime of
Last year the State Department of Embankment and Irrigation took action against twenty-one shrimp farmers of
It was learnt from a close associate of them that they bribed Brigadier Kyaw Thein, the Chairman of Sittwe District, a very large sum of money to get a permit for shrimp farming. After Kyaw Thein was transferred the new District Chairman overruled the permit and brought charges of the destruction of environment against them last year.
Large shrimp farms around the village including those in Thawangchhaung, Taungphu, Nagwe, Punnagri, Nan-dak-kyun, etc. have been left behind. It is alleged that all the shrimp farm owners of these areas have been forced to pay millions of kyat as bribe to the military intelligence and the Embankment and Irrigation Department officials just to keep the business going.
Two prominent shrimp farmers in the area said that they are facing the threat of big financial loss if they destroy the farms and if they continue shrimp farming they have to bribe the military intelligence and other law enforcing agencies. #