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Posts Tagged ‘Dams’ (50 found)

Development for Whom?

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The impact of development projects on local communities and the environment in Burma has held considerable attention in the news over the last few weeks. On 26 August 2016, IFI Watch Myanmar, a local organization supporting the involvement of civil society and communities in monitoring the activities of international financial institutions, released a report entitled, “How Community Driven are CDD Projects in Myanmar?” on the implementation of the World Bank’s National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

Balancing Human Rights and Environmental Protection with Diplomacy and Investment

Government-Dismissal-Kachin-StateDaw Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to China this past 17 August 2016, continuing on a diplomatic tour that has seen the State Counselor visit Laos and Thailand since taking power in April 2016 […]

August 22, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of concern regarding launch of IFC’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group for Myanmar

Save the Salween Network would like to raise serious concerns about the forum being held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Yangon today to launch a new Hydropower Developers’ Working Group (HDWG) for Myanmar […]

August 18, 2016  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open letter from 26 Shan community groups to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to cancel Salween dams

We are writing to express our great concern at your government’s announcement on August 12 that you will proceed with hydropower dams on the Salween river, as the best option to meet Burma’s energy needs […]

August 17, 2016  •  By 26 Shan Community Groups  •  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 ➤

New Report Calls for Halt to Upper Yeywa Dam and Other Planned Dams on Namtu River

A new report launched today by Shan community groups calls for an immediate halt to the Upper Yeywa dam and other planned hydropower dams on the Namtu River, citing ongoing conflict, serious environmental and social impacts and lack of informed consent of impacted villagers […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams

On 14 March 2016 at Ei Tu Tah camp on the shore of Salween, we gathered together, shouting out loud Saying “STOP DAMMING SALWEEN, LET’s THE SALWEEN FLOWING FREE” Credit by Debary Kunoo  

March 16, 2016  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on International Action for Rivers Day

The Save the Salween Network is holding an event to mark the International Action for Rivers Day on the Salween River at Wan Sala village, Mong Ton township, at the border of Southern Shan State and Eastern Shan State, in collaboration with local communities, including children, youth, women, elders, religious leaders, leaders of the Shan Culture and Literature Association, Shan political party representatives and Community Based Organizations from across Burma, including from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon areas. […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤