Burma Partnership, Strengthening Cooperation for a Free Burma
Signup Now!
Join our mailing list for latest news and information about Burma.

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

By People of Kunhing Township  •  April 30, 2015
  1. 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.
  2. The Ho Leung pagoda (established in 666, Myanmar calendar), and other historical sites in Tar Kaw, Hsai Mong, and Keng Kham, including the Keng Lom palace and Hsai Khao palace, traditional customs, rich natural resources, and our thousand islands – all of these sacred sites and important things would be destroyed. This will be greatly damaging to the lives of the people who have lived in this area for generations.
  3. Kunhing people understand that the dam will not benefit the local people. Instead, local people would face all kinds of negative impacts and dangers.
  4. Any projects on the Salween river must be stopped, as there is no stable ceasefire agreement and no political guarantee at this time.
  5. Therefore, Kunhing people will strongly oppose any action to promote implementation of the Mong Ton hydropower project by the government, Ministries, investing companies and organizations, including holding public meetings and campaigning, paying money or bribing, either directly or indirectly.

People of Kunhing township

For further information, please contact:

Nang Hseng Hom (Kunhing)

(+95)

09-250486512

Nang Mya Lay (Hsai Moan)

(+95)

09-32343472

Nang Kham Naung (Wan Lao)

(+95)

09-428367849

Sai His Ha (Karli)

(+95)

09-428367956

Sai Kham Lu (Karli)

(+95)

09-428367625

Sai Lao Mong (ask) Sai Pee (Kunhing)

(+95)

09-250252588

Tags: , , ,

This post is in: Displacement, Economy, Ethnic Nationalities

Related Posts
Battlefields to refuge: the Salween Peace Park in Burma’s Karen State
Local Groups Demand Accountability Upon Japan’s Announcement of Official Involvement in the Dawei SEZ
Australian Consultants Cancel Public Meeting as 300 Kunhing Residents Gather to Oppose Mong Ton Megadam
Statement by Local People of Mong Ton Township, Shan State
KESAN Statement on the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams