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Posts Tagged ‘Action for Shan State Rivers’ (7 found)

New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

A new documentary film launched today reveals the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, currently threatened by plans to build the giant Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State […]

September 28, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shan groups to Burma’s government: The Salween River is not for sale

Shan community groups are holding a press conference in Bangkok today to raise concerns about secretive preparation to dam the Salween river in war-torn northern Shan State to export hydropower to China […]

August 23, 2016  •  By Shan Community Groups  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

We are strongly opposed to any dams on the free-flowing Salween River, a vital artery sustaining millions of ethnic people in eastern Burma. Any blockage to its mighty flow would have far-reaching environmental and social impacts […]

August 23, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi regarding plans by Norway’s SN Power to build the Middle Yeywa Dam on the Namtu River

On March 30, 2016, we published a report “Save the Namtu River” raising concerns about four planned dams on the Namtu/Myitnge River, including the 700 MW Middle Yeywa dam, planned by Norway’s state-owned SN Power in Nawng Khio township of northern Shan State […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shans Present 23,717 Signatures against Salween Dams to Australian Consultants in Yangon

Shan community representatives are today presenting 23,717 signatures opposing the building of dams on the Salween River to the Australian company Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) at their office in Yangon […]

August 25, 2015  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Instability and Community Resistance Hamper Smec’s Efforts to Conduct Salween Dam Eia/Sia in eastern Shan State

Blocked by local communities from conducting surveys in Kunhing and Mong Ton townships, Australia’s Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) has been attempting during July 2015 to carry out its EIA/SIA for the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) dam in several eastern Shan State townships, but has been hampered by political instability and growing community resistance […]

August 5, 2015  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press release by the communities in Shan State marking the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams

The communities in Shan State are holding a press conference today in Taunggyi, Southern Shan State to urge the Burmese government and foreign investors to immediately stop plans to build large dams on rivers in Shan state, where conflict is escalating […]

March 13, 2015  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤