About the company
Fayat Group describes itself as the number one construction and industry group in France. Its subsidiary, Razel-Bec, has a joint venture in Burma, IPGRB. IPGRB is working on the controversial Upper Yeywa dam projct in Shan State. The dam is opposed by local residents and will result in displacement and environmental damage.
Nang San San Aye, a Shan State MP, has stated: “We urge foreign countries to stop promoting and investing in dams in Burma’s war zones. It is fuelling conflict, and undermining efforts to seek peace.”
137 Rue Palais Gallien
(Notified 5th November 2018)
IGE company website accessed October 2018
Media release from local communities 12th October 2018
Myanmar Times 27th August 2018
Shan Human Rights Group, 12 April 2021
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
Follow up letter sent 18th January 2022
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”