This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.
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Burma has started constructing its first low-head hydropower plant. The Mandalay facility will provide a renewable energy source by generating power through flowing river currents, estimated to produce 279.6 kilowatt[…]
Millions of Burmese households remain in the dark, with only one third having access to regular electricity. More dams will mean more electricity, but where will it flow?
Local residents in Karenni State are demanding that the government begin clearing the landscape of landmines placed around Lawpita electricity towers.
Burma’s Ministry of Electric Power has approved the 1,400-megawatt Kunlong hydropower project on the Salween River in northern Shan State, industry news site Hydroworld reported. The project is being developed[…]
Activists in central Burma’s Prome swam across the Irrawaddy River in a demonstration calling for the complete suspension of the Myitsone hydroelectric dam project.
The Karen National Union say they will not allow the Hatgyi dam on the Salween River in Karen state to resume until a peace agreement has been made.
A long festering war between the central government and the ethnic states has torn and divided Burma for over 60 years. Can the current peace process, launched by President Thein Sein in 2011, bring about a lasting peace?