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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Rivers Network’ (12 found)

Ethnic Communities: Salween Dams are Fueling War and Must be stopped

Community representatives from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon States are handing a petition today to the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power, and to the Chinese and Thai Embassies in Yangon, urging an immediate halt to dam projects on the Salween River, which are fuelling war and violating the rights of local peoples […]

January 19, 2015  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Statement on Interational Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams

(33538) ethnic signatories and (131) civil society and political parties in Burma call for immediate halt to dams on the Salween River

(33538) people from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon State and (131) civil society and political parties in Burma have signed a petitionurging an immediate halt to the six dams planned by the Burmese government on the Salween River, including the Kun Long/UpperThanlwin, Nong Pa, Man Taung and Tasang dams in Shan State,Ywathit dam in Karenni State and Hatgyi dam in Karen State […]

March 14, 2014  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Japan Should Investigate Abuses at Burma Hydropower Project before Considering New Support

Burma Rivers Network (BRN) together with the Karenni Development Research Group (KDRG), representing dam-affected communities in Burma, urges the Japanese Government to investigate abuses linked to Lawpita (Baluchaung) No. 2 hydropower plant […]

November 2, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network and Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Rivers Network Demands Official Cancellation by China Power Investment of not Only Myitsone but all Seven Irrawaddy Dams

Burma Rivers Network demands official cancellation by China Power Investment of not only Myitsone but all seven Irrawaddy dams […]

September 30, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Analysis of Environmental Impact Study on Hydropower Development of Irrawaddy River

An analysis of key recommendations in the EIA of seven dams on the Irrawaddy and its tributaries in Kachin State which was funded by China Power Investment Corporation.

July 14, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China’s Assessment Calls for Burma’s Myitsone Dam to be Scrapped

China Power Investment Corporation is forging ahead with its controversial Myitsone dam in northern Burma despite its own assessment calling for the project to be cancelled […]

July 14, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stop Damming in War-Zones on Burma’s Major Rivers: A Briefer on Conflicts at Dam Sites in Burma

It is impossible to carry out effective community participation in dam projects under this conflict situation. Abuses associated with the fighting such as forced portering and destruction of farmlands directly impacts local communities. Foreign investors cannot follow dam building standards and risk damage to their reputation by contuing these projects […]

June 15, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hydropower Dams Fuelling Conflict in Burma

Recent fighting near the Dapein and Shweli hydropower dams in northern Burma shows how the buildup of Burma Army troops to secure deeply unpopular Chinese dam projects is fuelling conflict.

Fighting broke out between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) last week at the Dapein No. 1 and 2 dams, which are being constructed by China’s state-owned Datang Company […]

June 15, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stop Damming Burma’s Rivers

Burma Rivers Network is calling on foreign investors to immediately stop plans to build large dams on Burma’s major rivers and their tributaries, as these dams will have huge social and environmental impacts across the country, and fuel Burma’s decades-long civil war […]

March 14, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Rivers Network Welcomes NLD’s Concerns About Nationwide Impacts of Myitsone Dam

The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) welcomes the NLD’s recent statements that dams are being constructed in Burma without any consideration for the environment or for local residents, and that the Myitsone dam, the first on the Irrawaddy, will have negative impacts on the entire country […]

January 17, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤