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Pipes replaced along Kanbauk to Myaing Kalay gas pipeline


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Due to frequent leaks, the 180-mile Kanbauk to Myaing Kalay gas pipeline has been undergoing repair since early March.

New gas line pipes are replacing old, leaking pipes in sections between Mudon, Thanbyuzayat and Ye townships in Mon State.  (Photo: Mizzima)Since March 3, new pipes, made in Korea, have been put in sections between Mudon, Thanbyuzayat and Ye townships in Mon State. The new pipes are 30 inches in diameter and 1-inch thick.

To construct the pipeline, more than 15,000 acres of land was taken over by the authorities to clear the route and the military was deployed to provide security, according to a report, ‘Laid Waste’, compiled by the Human Rights Foundation of Monland. About 30 military bases are located along the pipeline.

In November 2010, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise began construction of the pipeline, which originates near Kanbauk in Tenasserim Division and ends in Karen State’s Myaing Kalay, passing across Mon State. The pipeline supports a cement factory in Myaing Kalay, which uses about 110 million cubic feet of gas per day.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 March 2011 12:00 )  

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