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Posts Tagged ‘Salween River’ (23 found)

Mon and Karen State Residents Fear Increased Flood Risk from Salween Dams

The Save the Salween Network is holding a press conference today in Moulmein, the Mon State capital, to raise concerns about downstream impacts of the planned Salween dams, including the increased risk of flooding […]

August 12, 2015  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Save the Salween River

The Salween/Thanlwin River is the second longest river in Southeast Asia, invaluable for the survival of the ethnic people who live along it. It not only has great historical significance but is also avital lifeline nourishing a wide range of biodiversity […]

July 7, 2015  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Naypyidaw Must Cancel Its Latest Plans to Build the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) Dam in Shan State

In the past few months, plans have been accelerated to build the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) dam in southern Shan State, which is a joint project between China’s Three Gorges Corporation, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, and Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power and International Group of Entrepreneurs […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organizations  •  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 ➤

Mong Ton Villagers Protest Against Salween Dam at Consultation Meeting

About 150 local villagers protested against the planned Upper Salween (Mong Ton) dam during a consultation organized by Australia’s Snowy Mountain Engineering Corporation (SMEC) in Mong Ton, southern Shan State, Burma on April 6, 2015 […]

April 7, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  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 ➤

Karen Rivers Watch Statement on International Day of Rivers and Against Dam

On the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams, Karen Rivers Watch renews its call for the suspension of all dam projects in Karen State and other ethnic states […]

March 14, 2015  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  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 ➤

New Report Documents Recent Violent Conflict in Karen State

New Report Documents Recent Violent Conflict in Karen State
More than 2,000 villagers were displaced in October as fighting resumed in Karen State, the site of the world’s longest-running civil war. A report released today by Karen Rivers Watch (KRW) reveals that the outbreak of fighting – after two years of ceasefire negotiations […]

November 7, 2014  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤