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DVB Debate: ‘Who benefits when the rivers are dammed?’

On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel questions just who stands to gain from the damming of Burma’s mighty rivers.

Hydropower is the single largest source of energy for Burma’s people, accounting for around forty percent of energy used.

But many households remain in the dark, with only one third having access to regular electricity.

More dams will mean more electricity, but just where will it go?

Watch the debate clip in English, then find the full debate in Burmese at dvbdebate.net