China has shifted its position in a lengthy dispute with Burma over the building of the $3.6 billion dam, signalling its willingness to abandon the project in exchange for other economic and strategic opportunities in Burma.
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Forty-three demonstrators who embarked on a 1,000 km march from Rangoon to the site of the Myitsone dam in northern Burma’s Kachin State arrived on Saturday after nearly two months[…]
US Senator John McCain says decision by President Thein Sein to halt dam construction was ‘for the sake of the public interest’
Local media reports President Thein Sein has sent a letter to parliament stating that the controversial dam would not be built during his tenure
Govt to hand decision regarding the Myitsone project to new Environment Ministry, offering hope of a rethink on the controversial dam
Kachin locals in northern Burma claim that China-backed dam will flood nearly 800km of farmland and displace up to 15,000 people
After two months of walking across the country, a group of campaigners dubbed the ‘Myitsone marchers’ reach Sagaing Division’s Katha district.
Hundreds of activists set off from Rangoon by foot on a march to Myitsone, the source of the Irrawaddy River, to call for the complete shutdown of a China-backed hydroelectric mega-dam project at the site.