Burma's military government, together with the government of India, is planning to build a giant hydroelectric dam on the Chindwin River, a major tributary of the Irrawaddy, in Burma’s northwest Sagaing Division. 80% of the electricity produced will be exported to India. If construction of Tamanthi Dam goes ahead the flood reservoir will be almost 1,400 sq km, the size of Delhi, and will permanently displace over 45,000 people. 2,400 villagers have already been forcibly moved to a relocation site.
Published in December 2011.
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