Infrastructure v. Burmese Opium

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013

Infrastructure v. Burmese Opium“The anticipated multimillion dollar plan, slated for 2014 to 2017, will aim to improve the state’s infrastructure, health, education and crop substitution, said Eligh, who added that UNODC has worked with the Burmese government and armed groups before, but not in an active role during a peace process.”The world has moved on a little from declaring WAR ON DRUGS. Finding effective programmes to aundermine the economics of narcotics cultivation key, especially in a region such as the Shan State of Burma. This the other quote we liked:“There are increasing rates of poverty and food insecurity,” he said of Shan State. “Opium farmers are not bad people, they are just poor and hungry.http://www.irinnews.org/report/98306/opium-elimination-plan-in-myanmar