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Posts Tagged ‘Dams’ (50 found)

Kuki women urge Burma and India: Stop Damming the Chindwin and Let Us Return Home

Impacted Kuki women are demanding that India and Burma immediately cancel the giant Tamanthi dam project on the Chindwin River and let over 2,400 relocated villagers return home […]

December 8, 2011  •  By Kuki Women's Human Rights Organization  •  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 ➤

Dam-Induced Floods Spur Calls to Suspend New Chinese Dams in Burma’s Karenni State

Unprecedented releases of water from Burma’s first major hydropower dam at Moebye due to heavy rainfall have caused severe flooding around the Karenni capital, Loikaw, spurring calls by community groups to suspend construction of three large hydropower dams planned by Chinese investors in Karenni state […]

October 4, 2011  •  By Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

မိခင္ ဧရာဝတီျမစ္ၾကီး ထာဝရ ရွင္သန္ေစေရး ျမန္မာတမ်ဳိးသားလံုးအေရး

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေျမာက္ပိုင္း ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ ျမစ္ဖ်ားခံျပီး အိႏၵိယသမုဒၵရာထဲသို႕ စီးဝင္ေနေသာ ဧရာဝတီျမစ္ၾကီးသည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြက္သာမက အာရွတိုက္ၾကီး တခုလံုးအတြက္ပါ အေရးပါေသာ […]

August 15, 2011  •  By 88 Generation Students  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Burma is currently facing many threats to the natural environment and sustainable livelihoods, such as construction of large dams, oil and gas extraction, mining, deforestation, large-scale agricultural concessions, illegal wildlife trade and climate change […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Regime Neglecting Environmental Protection

New Report Highlights Need for Sound Environment and Development Policy Framework in Post-Election Burma

A new report highlights how Burma lacks any meaningful frameworks on environmental protection and sustainable development that would enable citizens to take part in decision-making about their country’s development, despite a recent transition to a military-dominated parliamentary political system […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  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 ➤

Ordered Out: The Costs of Building Burma’s Upper Paunglaung Dam

A group of European and Chinese investors is currently building a dam to power Burma’s military capital which will force 8,000 mostly indigenous people from their homes by October this year. The forced relocation will leave villagers destitute: each household must tear down their home and abandon their farm fields […]

May 31, 2011  •  By Kayan New Generation Youth  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

8,000 People to be Displaced by European-Chinese Dam Project in Burma

Military authorities in Burma have ordered 8,000 people to move from their homes in preparation for a hydroelectric dam being constructed by European and Chinese companies that will power the country’s new capital of Nay Pyi Taw […]

May 31, 2011  •  By Kayan New Generation Youth  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤