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China Three Gorges Corp to build dam in Shan State: deputy minister PDF Print E-mail

Eleven Media Group
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:52

The company that displaced 1.2 million people to build the world’s largest dam in China has been given permission to build Southeast Asia’s largest dam in Shan State, in partnership with a company owned by the son of a former minister, deputy minister of electric power Maw Thar Htwe said.

Salween Dam Projects Could Affect Burma’s Peace Process PDF Print E-mail

By KHIN OO THAR / THE IRRAWADDY| Wednesday, February 19, 2014 |

Without a political settlement between ethnic armed groups and the government, the continuation of dam projects on eastern Burma’s Salween River could impact upon the current peace efforts in the country, a leading Shan human rights group says.

Myanmar to reap 10% from Thanlwin hydropower project PDF Print E-mail

Eleven Media Group
Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:00

Local conglomerate IGE Company plans to sign a joint venture with Hydrochina Corporation to build a 1200 megawatt hydropower project on the Thanlwin River, according to the Ministry of Electric Power.

Large-scale land confiscation for Salween dam infrastructure in northern Shan State PDF Print E-mail
February 13, 2014
A new report by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

Communities in over 60 villages have lost lands and houses due to construction of access roads and other infrastructure for the first dam on the Salween River in Burma, at Kunlong in northern Shan State.
Gov’t urged to review Thanlwin hydropower dam projects PDF Print E-mail

Eleven Media Group
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 02:38

YANGON - The Myanmar government must review hydro-power projects being planned on the Thanlwin River, according to Karen Rivers Watch and environmental activists.

Villagers in eastern Shan State suffer forced labour and extortion by Burma Army troops guarding loggers in Salween dam flood zone PDF Print E-mail

 December 13, 2013
An update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation


Villagers in Murng Paeng township are being used as forced labour by Burmese government troops giving security to military-linked logging operations above the planned Ta Sang dam on the Salween River. The loggers are clearing out teak forests from the projected flood zone for export to neighbouring countries.

Activists slam Thanlwin dam projects for lacking transparency PDF Print E-mail

Eleven Media Group
Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:06

Environmental activists voiced stern warnings on Tuesday over six dam projects being planned on the Salween River for lacking any social or environmental impact assessment as well as the approval of local communities and the general public.

On Salween River, Growing Signs that Work on Hat Gyi Dam Resumes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

The Irrawaddy

There were further signs this week that construction on the controversial Hat Gyi hydropower dam on the Salween River in Burma’s Karen State has resumed, as representatives of the Thai dam developer visited Thai villages that would be affected by the planned 1,200-megawatt project.

Member of the National Committee of CPPCC Urges Hydro Development on the Nu River PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 March 2013 00:00

Yunnan Info Daily

Weixiang Feng, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, submit a proposal to suggest that governmental departments ratify as soon as possible the "Hydropower Planning Report on the Middle and Lower Nu River," and launch the Nu River hydropower development.

Govt Takes Flack for Lack of Transparency on Salween Dam Plans PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

The Irrawaddy

The fate of the Salween River in eastern Burma remains unclear, despite the government’s release of information about dams planned for the river in response to questions raised in Parliament earlier this week.

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