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Posts Tagged ‘Dams’ (50 found)

Stop Damming Burma’s Rivers

Burma Rivers Network is calling on foreign investors to immediately stop plans to build large dams on Burma’s major rivers and their tributaries, as these dams will have huge social and environmental impacts across the country, and fuel Burma’s decades-long civil war […]

March 14, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta Launches Covert Dam Offensive in Karenni State

Engineers are secretly surveying for dams planned by China hydropower giant Datang on the Salween and its tributaries in Karenni State under the armed guard of Burma’s junta, according to local researchers.

The Karenni Development Research Group (KDRG) launched today a campaign publication exposing how three planned dams proceeding in secret will block waterways across the state, tightening the junta’s control and causing further widespread disruption to the war-torn population […]

March 10, 2011  •  By Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Rivers Network Welcomes NLD’s Concerns About Nationwide Impacts of Myitsone Dam

The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) welcomes the NLD’s recent statements that dams are being constructed in Burma without any consideration for the environment or for local residents, and that the Myitsone dam, the first on the Irrawaddy, will have negative impacts on the entire country […]

January 17, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Communities Displaced Due to Flooding from Dam Project

Entire communities in northwestern Karen State have been displaced due to extensive flooding from a new dam project on the Shwe Gyin River […]

January 17, 2011  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Dam in China Disrupts River Trade at Major Burma Border Crossing

A recently built hydropower dam on the Longjiang River in China’s Yunnan Province is causing severe disruption to thousands of villagers relying on cross-border trade in Burma’s northern Shan State, according to a new report by local Shan researchers[…]

December 14, 2010  •  By Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation and Shan Women Action Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karenni people oppose new Salween dam plans by SPDC and Chinese investors

On the occasion of the 62PndP anniversary of the Karenni national resistance movement, the KDRG strongly denounces the new plans by the Burmese military regime and Chinese investors to build a giant hydropower dam on the Salween River in Karenni State[…]

August 9, 2010  •  By Karenni Development Research Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China to build two more hydropower plants in Shan State

The Burmese military junta had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese officials to build two more hydropower plants in Shan State North during the visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to Naypyitaw in December 2009, according to a report from the China-Salween, an Environment group that focuses on hydropower developments along the Salween (Thanlwin) River and its tributaries […]

June 1, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dam Debate Looms Large over Mekong Summit

By Rachel O’Brien

Leaders of Southeast Asian nations straddling the shrinking lower Mekong River are set to lean on China at landmark talks as controversy builds over the cause of the waterway’s lowest levels in decades.

Beijing’s Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao will join the premiers of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin to discuss management of the vast river, on which more than 60 million people depend […]

April 2, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma, China to Develop Hydropower Projects in Wa and Mongla Areas

Shan Herald Agency for News A report on 8 February in http://news.sohu.com says Burma in collaboration with two Chinese firms is planning to develop seven dams in the Wa and Mongla areas, both of which have been up in arms against Naypyitaw’s plan to transform all the armed groups that have ceasefire agreements into Burmese […]

February 12, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Catholics Gather and Pray for a Halt to the Irrawaddy Dam Project

Hundreds of ethnic Kachin Roman Catholic Church followers gathered today at the construction site of the hydropower project on the Irrawaddy River, in Burma’s northern Kachin State, on the annual Feast of the historic Virgin Mary Grotto and prayed that the project would be stopped, local devotees said […]

February 11, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤