China says it will continue to talk to Burma about the controversial, stalled Myitsone dam project, after Burma’s new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme.
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.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said the contract for the controversial hydropower dam in Kachin State is “still in force”.
China is pursuing efforts to resolve the problem of a stalled dam project in Burma, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Naypyidaw is liable to pay compensation to the Chinese state-owned electricity giant if the project is permanently cancelled, Myanmar Times reports.
President Thein Sein did not engage in discussion about the Myitsone dam project when he met with CPI during his visit to China, says spokesperson Ye Htut.