Rambree, March 8
Authority occupies local oil fields for Chinese company
In Arakan State's Rambree Island, a number of families who traditionally make a living by drilling oil by hand, find there livelihood threatened as the authorities have occupied their oil fields for use by a Chinese company, said a businessman from Akyab.
They face big trouble because the Burmese authorities have prohibited the local oil drillers from drilling oil from their own fields since the Chinese oil company has been allowed to explore oil in the area, said one local oil driller.
Now the Chinese company is preparing to drill oil in the
fields but they are not offering any compensation for the landowners, said
several people from
"Some Chinese people with modern machine manufactures are now in our village and they are preparing to drill oil from our land but they are not offering any compensation to the oil field owners", he said, adding that one Burmese business company, Asia world Co Ltd, is also involved in the business.
According to village sources,
Lay Daung, and Sane tracts, all in
In Kyauk Pru
Township of Rambree
The drilling of oil by local hand-machines has been a
traditional business for the island's people since the British occupied
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