About the company
Ircon International is a state-owned Indian railways and infrastructure company. In Burma it has been appointed as ‘project implementation agency’ for part of the Kaladan Multi-Model transport company. Since its inception more than ten years ago, the Kaladan road project has led local civil society and human rights organisations to raise concerns about the environmental and human rights impact, including land confiscation and use of the roads by the military to increase militarisation, as well as increased militarisation for security building the roads. This new stage of the project has now gone ahead following the military coup at a time when the National Unity Government and others have opposed new development projects agreed with the illegitimate military.
Shri. Rogesh Kumar Misra
Chairman & Managing Director
C-4 District Centre
New Delhi 110017
Indian firm appointed for road building under the Kaladan project in Myanmar, Mizzima 28th February 2022
Rights groups slam India transport, port project in Myanmar, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 11th June 2013
Kaladan Multi-Model Transit Transport Project, Arakan Rivers Network 2009
The Kaladan Project Updated, Chin Human Rights Group, 11th June 2013
Notified 31st March 2022
Added to the Dirty List 10 May 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.”