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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

Summary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Environmentalists push for Myanmar river conservation commission PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00

Mizzima

Environmentalists have called for the formation of a river conservation commission to to cover all Myanmar rivers following the establishment of the Irrawaddy River Conservation Commission by Mandalay Region Legislative Assembly Committee on February 6.

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Thailand worries over Wa dam project PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00

S.H.A.N.

Reports of the United Wa State Army (UWSA)’s preparations to build a dam over the Kok that flows from Burma’s Shan State into Thailand and drains into the Mekong has stirred up concern among Thai communities in Chiangmai and Chiangrai, according to sources from the Thai-Burmese border.

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Chinese Environmentalists Lose Fight to Stop Nu River Dams PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 00:00

Time Magazine

Workers fix a floating platform used for the construction of a dam on the Nu River, also known as the Salween River, in China's southwestern Yunnan province on March 1, 2007

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Hydro dams could jeopardise 'Grand Canyon of the east', say green groups PDF Print E-mail

The guardian

Dams on China's last free-flowing river could harm ecosystems, displace people, and cause catastrophic seismic events 

Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 29 January 2013 10.37 GMT   

Chinese environmental groups warn that government plans for a slew of hydroelectric dams on the pristine Salween (Nu) river – often called the Grand Canyon of the east for its deep valleys and sweeping views – could jeopardise biodiverse ecosystems and indigenous cultures, and lead to potentially catastrophic seismic events.

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Two hydropower projects proposed in Shan State PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:00

Eleven Media Group

A local company recently made an investment proposal for two hydropower projects in Shan State, eastern Myanmar, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.

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