A second report covering the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River will soon be submitted to the Burmese president for his consideration.
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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[…]
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.
Up to 1,000 families relocated for dam return to village, but questions remain about whether work has been stopped at Kachin site
US Senator John McCain says decision by President Thein Sein to halt dam construction was ‘for the sake of the public interest’
Opposition leader praises decision to halt dam as a sign that the Burmese government is ‘listening to the voice of the people’
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
Advocates of the ‘save the Irrawaddy’ river campaign express anger over comments made by Zaw Min, govt Electric Power-1 Minister
Govt to press ahead with controversial Chinese dam at Myitsone in Kachin state, despite widespread objection blamed on ‘those with undesirable intentions’
Kachin locals in northern Burma claim that China-backed dam will flood nearly 800km of farmland and displace up to 15,000 people