A series of small islands on the Salween River is at risk of ‘going under’ if construction of a hydro-power dam goes ahead as planned, says a local NGO.
Activists say an environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed Naung Pha dam is being carried out without a public announcement to avoid protests that have plagued other dam projects.
Shan community groups are calling for the suspension of a Chinese-backed dam on the Salween River that they say risks exacerbating conflict and environmental problems.
Shan civil society organisations have renewed their call for a halt to plans to build a series of hydropower dams along the Salween River.
Environmentalists and community groups are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi not to commit to plans to build dams on the Salween River when she meets with Thai officials this week.
A new documentary from DVB examines efforts to save one of Asia’s last freely flowing rivers from the potentially devastating impact of planned mega-dams.