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Posts Tagged ‘Irrawaddy River’ (24 found)

China silent to appeals from across the globe to halt dam on Irrawaddy River

Ignoring its stated commitments to social responsibility in foreign investment projects, the Chinese government has failed to reply to numerous public appeals from affected peoples and petitions submitted by overseas Kachin to Chinese embassies in five countries to stop the Irrawaddy-Myitsone dam project in Kachin State, Burma. Open letters from Kachin State leaders and affected […]

March 2, 2010  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  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 ➤

Sixty Villages to be Relocated for Hydropower Project

The Burmese military junta authorities are gearing up to relocate about 60 villages from the site of hydropower projects at the confluence of May Kha and May Likha Rivers, an environment group said.

The Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) said that the Asia World Company is constructing houses for villagers to be relocated from the project sites. Villagers have been told to move to this new place soon […]

February 10, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resisting the Flood

An update on open local resistance to the seven dams that China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) is building on the Irrawaddy, N’mai and Mali rivers in Burma’s northern Kachin State. The booklet describes the construction activity at the Chibwe dam site and the imminent forced relocation of 15,000 villagers for the construction of the Irrawaddy […]

October 1, 2009  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤