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Democratic Voice of Burma
Security has been tightened in Mon state capital, Moulmein, after high school students threw rocks at the state-run Electric Power Corporation last Friday, demanding full electricity while they sit thei...
Independent Mon News Agency
At least one hundred students in Moulmein staged a protest to complain about lack of electricity on Friday. Electricity was restored the next day, say local sources, while the owners of student host...
The Burma Rivers Network is pleased to announce a new website www.burmariversnetwork.org. This is the first-ever website to compile information about large dams being constructed on Burma’s...
The Nation (Thailand)
The Electricity Authority of Thailand targets early next year to set up the joint venture to develop the Hatgyi dam construction project on the Salween River of Burma.
The Irrawaddy Online
Thousands of people are set to lose their homes and a fragile ecosystem is now under threat due to construction under way of river dams in Burma’s northern Kachin State.
China News Service and Yunnan Daily News
On 4th December, 10:10 p.m., China's biggest hydropower BOT (Build- Operate-Transfer) project in Myanmar, Shweli 1 Hydropower Station's No. 2 generating turbine officially started operatio...
New Delhi (Mizzima)
Despite protests by local residents and environmental groups regarding the negative side effects that would befall the local community, Burma's military authorities and a Chinese corporation have begun constr...
Water Power MagazineConstruction of the roller compacted concrete dam on the Yeywa project in Myanmar is nearing completion, and the country is planning further expansion of its hydro power development programme.
YANGON, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has made emphasis on development of hydroelectric power, saying that 15 more hydropower projects are being planned in addition to th...
At least 66,000 members of ethnic minorities have fled their villages in the east of Burma since June 2007 in the face of severe violations of human rights.
(Agencies) - Burma has signed an agreement with Thailand and with Singapore companies to provide electricity from a Burmese hydro-power project.
The Myanmar Times
YANGON – Myanmar has signed an agreement with neighbouring India to build two hydro electricity projects in the northwest of the country, state media reported September 19.
China is drafting environmental guidelines for companies investing in or providing economic aid to overseas countries.
China's dam industry has become the global leader in the dam construction industry, funded by Chinese financial institutions that have taken the place of the traditional funders such as the World Bank.
BETTER electricity supply should be just around the corner said U Win Kyi, director general of the Ministry of Electric Power’s (1) hydropower implementation depart-ment.
Frequent earthquakes in North Burma this year have raised more concern over the military government’s plan to build a series of mega dams on the Irrawaddy River to generate electricity.
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