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Posts Tagged ‘Salween Watch’ (4 found)

New Burma Army offensive in Karen State linked to Salween dam plans

Salween Watch is gravely concerned at the recent escalation of fighting and displacement in Karen state, Burma/Myanmar, which is linked to plans by the Burma Army to clear the way for the planned Hut Gyi Dam on the Salween […]

October 13, 2014  •  By Salween Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Current Status of Dam Projects on Burma’s Salween River

In late February 2013, Burma’s Deputy Minister of Electric Power informed Parliament that six dam projects on the Salween River in Shan State, Kayah State (Karenni) and Karen State had gained approval. With a combined installed capacity of 15,000 MW, the projects will include the Upper Salween or Kunlong Dam, Mai Tong or Tasang Dam, Nong Pha Dam, Mantawng Dam (on a tributary), Ywathit Dam, and Hatgyi Dam. The investment will come from five Chinese corporations, Thailand’s Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT) International Co. Ltd and three Burmese corporations.

March 13, 2013  •  By Salween Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Escalation of Civil War in Burma Necessitates Immediate Halt to Salween Dam Plans

Following recent heavy fighting in northern Shan State, all the planned Salween dam sites in Burma now lie directly in active conflict zones. The Salween Watch Coalition is therefore demanding an immediate halt to all plans […]

April 28, 2011  •  By Salween Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Salween Watch (Vol.2)

The latest newsletter from the Salween Watch coalition gives an update on the Thai Prime Minister’s directive to study the impacts of the Hatgyi Dam, a new agreement on the upper Kunlong dam, and China’s plans to build seven new dams in eastern Shan State on tributaries of the Salween and Mekong rivers. There is […]

March 15, 2010  •  By Salween Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤