Generators are expensive. Pact says one hour of diesel power in rural Burma costs roughly the same as 24 hours of power in Rangoon.
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?
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.
Jun 6, 2008 (DVB), The Burma Rivers Network has urged foreign companies to reconsider their investments in dam and gas projects in Burma due to the devastating impact on the[…]
Dec 4, 2007 (DVB), About 30 Burmese ethnic environmental groups and Thai NGOs staged a demonstration outside the Chinese consulate in Chiang Mai yesterday to protest against Chinese-backed dam projects[…]