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Posts Tagged ‘Dam’ (6 found)

Battlefields to refuge: the Salween Peace Park in Burma’s Karen State

MUTRAW DISTRICT, KAREN STATE, BURMA–Can a battlefield be turned into an indigenous-run protected area for scores of endangered species like tigers, gibbons and wild cattle? Yes it can, according to almost 300 local leaders, ethnic soldiers and activists gathered May 23-26 for a consultation in this remote mountainous corner of Burma. They call it the Salween Peace Park, a first of its kind in the world […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Local Groups Demand Accountability Upon Japan’s Announcement of Official Involvement in the Dawei SEZ

On August 4th, local community groups from Dawei (southern Burma) sent a letter to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) after Japan officially announced its involvement in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development project and related projects […]

August 27, 2015  •  By Mekong Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Australian Consultants Cancel Public Meeting as 300 Kunhing Residents Gather to Oppose Mong Ton Megadam

Australian consultants abruptly cancelled a public meeting scheduled for April 30 in Kunhing, southern Shan State, when over 300 local people, including a Shan MP, gathered to raise concerns about the planned Mong Ton megadam on the Salween River […]

May 1, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kunhing People’s Statement on the Upper Salween ( Mong Ton) Dam Project

As our “thousand island” Kunhing township, is one of the 16 townships which will be flooded by the Mong Ton hydropower project, under a flood zone of 262 square miles, it will be greatly hazardous to our community. So, we strongly reject the project […]

April 30, 2015  •  By People of Kunhing Township  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Local People of Mong Ton Township, Shan State

Regarding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) for the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) hydropower project, which will involve building a dam and electricity generating plant on the middle section of the Salween River, 19 kilometers from Wan Sala village, the people of Mong Ton township have the following opinions: […]

April 6, 2015  •  By Local People of Mong Ton Township  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KESAN Statement on the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams

Risking personal safety today in a conflict zone in Burma/Myanmar’s Karen State, hundreds of defenders of the Salween River are rallying to warn the public of the grave dangers of destructive dams. Other rallies will be held on the Thai border andaround the world to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams […]

March 14, 2015  •  By Karen Environment and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤