An Open Letter to Telenor
News - Burma News
Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:27

The government of Burma recently granted a licence to the Norwegian company Telenor (along with Quatar Telecom) to develop a wireless network and deliver mobile phone services in Burma.  According to Telenor's website, the company intends to move quickly and "drive significant growth in mobile penetration through a rapid network roll-out".

Telenor has said that it will consult with Burma civil society about its operations.  Therefore, BEWG has submitted an open letter to the directors of Telenor, raising concerns about risks to communities and asking about Telenor's plans for dealing with these risks, in the hopes that this will help create an open discussion.  You can read the letter here.

Advocating for Sustainable Development in Burma - Now Available!
News - Burma News
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:42



BEWG's latest publication, Advocating for Sustainable Development in Burma, is now available online in English, Burmese, Kachin, and Shan. Advocating for Sustainable Development in Burma is a resource for grassroots organisations and individuals; it provides information about the concept of sustainable development and about the government of Burma’s commitments and responsibilities when it comes to sustainable development.


A special online-online section looks at the green economy and Burma. Advocating for Sustainable Development in Burma will also receive regular online updates; the first two updates, below, examine Burma's new Environmental Conservation Law and its relationship with the World Bank and other IFIs.

Burmese version (5.6M)

Full English version (1.7M) | Text Only English Version (481k)

Kachin version (870k)

Shan version (1.3M)

Online-Only Section: Green Economy in Burma (36k)

Update! - Burma's New Enviornmental Conservation Law (24k)

Update! - A Quick Guide to the World Bank and Other International Financial Institutions (146k)


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