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Posts Tagged ‘Myitsone Dam’ (31 found)

China’s Assessment Calls for Burma’s Myitsone Dam to be Scrapped

China Power Investment Corporation is forging ahead with its controversial Myitsone dam in northern Burma despite its own assessment calling for the project to be cancelled […]

July 14, 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 ➤

Open Letter to China on Mali Nmai Confluence Dam Project

I, hereby present to your most honorable Chairman of Republic of China our humble request. I am serving as the Chairman of Kachin Independence Organization. On behalf of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Kachin Ethnic people inhabiting in the Union of Myanmar, I submit this open letter to you […]

May 16, 2011  •  By Kachin Independence Organization  •  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 ➤

Three More Villages Being Shifted from Myitsone Dam Site

The Burmese military junta in its relentless effort to continue with the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Northern Burma, Kachin State is forcing three more villages to relocate from the site […]

June 9, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Protests in UK Over Forced Relocation on Irrawaddy Dam Site

Kachins and activists in solidarity today staged a demonstration outside the Burmese Embassy in London demanding a halt to the forced relocation of villagers living near the Irrawaddy dam project in Kachin State […]

June 7, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao Calling to Stop Myitsone Dam

Dear President Hu,

On behalf of the communities suffering from the Myitsone Dam project in Kachin State, we appeal to you to immediately halt the forced relocation and destruction of the villages of those opposed to this project by China’s state-owned China Power Investment Corporation […]

May 27, 2010  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta Adamant About Continuing Dam Project Despite Blast

The Burmese military junta is adamant about continuing with the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Kachin State despite the serial bomb blasts at the site yesterday, which killed four Chinese workers and injured 12.

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after the explosion […]

April 18, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Four Killed, 12 Injured in Bomb Blasts in Irrawaddy-Myitsone Dam Site

Four people died and over 12 people were injured when exploding bombs for the first time rocked the Myitsone dam project in Irrawaddy River in Kachin State, northern Burma, said local residents. Most of the dead and injured were Chinese workers.

At least three bombs exploded in quick succession in front of Asia World Company’s office, one of the implementing agencies of the dam project in Lungga Zup, 18 miles north of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, at about 4:45 a.m. Burma Standard Time, residents said […]

April 17, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta Forcibly Acquires Relocation Consent for Myitsone Dam

Villagers in Tan Hte village near the hydropower project site at the confluence (Myitsone) of May Kha and May Likha, tributaries of Irrawaddy River, the main waterway and lifeline of Burma, have been forced to give their consent to relocate by signing on a consent paper by Myitkyina township officials, a Kachin social group said. […]

March 4, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤