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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...
'With 87,000 dams upstream, China has Water as a Weapon against India'
Sunday, 25 September 2016
DefenceNews Saturday, September 24, 2016 | By: One India | Source Link: Click HereWith China having 87,000 dams, many in Tibet, with strategic... Read More...
China’s damming of the river: A policy in disguise
Sunday, 25 September 2016
TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE September 23, 2016 By Dechen Palmo China’s control over “blue gold” wealth on Tibetan plateau has armed China with... Read More...
SNLD Urges Govt Transparency on Salween Dam Projects
Friday, 23 September 2016
THE IRRAWADDY By NYEIN NYEIN / THE IRRAWADDY | September 22, 2016 The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) has urged the government to be... Read More...
Public call for Myitsone to be scrapped amid China overture
Thursday, 22 September 2016
MYANMAR TIMES By Ye Mon   |   Tuesday, 20 September 2016 The consensus is overwhelming. Kachin locals want the Myitsone megadam to be scrapped,... Read More...
Myanmar's hydropower commission to submit report on suspended dam project in November
Monday, 19 September 2016
China.org.cn Xinhua, September 19, 2016   The hydropower commission of Myanmar's new government, formed to review and scrutinize the hydropower... Read More...
China faces tougher laws in Myanmar
Monday, 19 September 2016
chinadialogue Vicky Bowman 31.08.2016 In the wake of the controversial Myitsone dam, Aung San Suu Kyi is demanding more from investors involved in... 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, human... 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

Thai Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
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Other Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
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Chinese Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
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Burmese Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
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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...