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Press release by Action for Shan State Rivers
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
August 25, 2015Shans present 23,717 signatures against Salween dams to Australian consultants in YangonShan community representatives are today... Read More...
Press release by Save the Salween Network
Thursday, 13 August 2015
August 12, 2015Mon and Karen State residents fear increased flood risk from Salween damsThe Save the Salween Network is holding a press conference... Read More...
Are mega dams a solution or burden to climate change?
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Eco-BusinessAs the world rushes into implementing the commitments enshrined in the historic climate deal in Paris in December, the use of large dams... Read More...
A Tale of Two Mega-Dams: Burma and Borneo
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
THE IRRAWADDYBy EDITH MIRANTE| Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Construction of a massive hydroelectric dam meets local opposition. The project potentially... Read More...
Comprehensive report of world's transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
PHYS.ORGMay 3, 2016Environmental stresses including climate change and population growth will have an enormous impact on the world's waterways that... Read More...
The Mytsone Dam: Myanmar’s NLD Dilemma
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Asia SentinelPosted on May 3, 2016 By Michele Penna Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, is about to face a... Read More...
China begins construction of Tibet’s biggest dam
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Tibet Sun BEIJING, China, 30 April 2016China has started construction of its biggest hydropower project in Tibet costing over USD 3 billion which... Read More...
Northern Shan State’s Namtu dams project marred by controversy
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
S.H.A.NBy SHAN | Apr 29, 2016A series of dams slated to be built in northern Shan State on the Namtu (Myitnge or Dokhtawaddy) River have been the... Read More...

Message from BRN

Large dams are being constructed on all of Burma’s major rivers and tributaries by Chinese, Thai and Indian companies. The dams are causing displacement, militarization, human rights abuses, and irreversible environmental damage, which is threatening the livelihoods and food security of millions. The power and revenues generated are going to the military regime and neighbouring countries. Read more...

About Dams
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Frequently Asked Questions About Damswww.internationalrivers.orgDams: What They Are and What They Dowww.internationalrivers.orgBasic Dam... Read More...
Burma’s River Law
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The Conservation of Water Resources and Rivers Law was adopted by the State Peace and Development Council on October 2, 2006. To see the full text of... Read More...
IMAGE China’s Dam Industry
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
China’s overseas dam industry is building hundreds of dams around the world, particularly in Southeast Asia and Africa. The guide The New Great... Read More...
Hydropower Guidelines
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The World Commission on Dams (WCD)The WCD was an independent, international, multi-stakeholder process which addressed the controversial issues... Read More...
IMAGE Afraid to Go Home: Recent Violent Conflict and Human Rights Abuses in Karen State
Thursday, 13 November 2014
  The following report was prepared by Karen Rivers Watch (KRW), a coalition of six Karen organizations focused on the environment, women, youth,... Read More...
IMAGE One cannot step into the same river twice: making the Kaladan Project people-centred
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
This report from the Kaladan Movement provides an update on the progress of the Kaladan Project; assesses the potential Project-related benefits and... Read More...

Development in Burma

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Thai Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)MDX Public Company Ltd.... Read More...
Other Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Asian Development Bank COLENCO Power Engineering, Ltd. - Swiss Electric Power Development Company (EPDC) - Japanese FOSCE Consulting Engineers -... Read More...
Chinese Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
http://www.chng.com.cn/eng. Central China Power International Trade Company Changjiang Institute of Surveying, Planning, Design, and Research... Read More...
Burmese Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Asia World Co. Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise Suntac Technologies Htoo Group  ... Read More...
Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and Life
Friday, 13 March 2009
Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and LifeBurma Rivers NetworkMarch 14, 2009Free Burma’s Rivers, and Free BurmaOn this... Read More...
Petition to China
Sunday, 02 December 2007
Over 50,000 affected people petitioned China to regulate dam projects in Burma.To read: Petition English | Petition Chinese | Press Release Read More...
International Day of Action for Rivers
Thursday, 13 March 2008
BRN members Karen Rivers Watch and the Kuki Students Democratic Front held ceremonies and activities in eastern Burma and in New Dehli. To see... Read More...
China Southern Power Grid
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Burma Rivers Network joined the Rivers Coalition of Cambodia, the Xinjiang Conservation Fund, and International Rivers in writing to China Southern... Read More...