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MYANMAR TIMES

By Ye Mon   |   Friday, 28 October 2016

Fifteen days until it must submit an initial report on whether several hydropower dams along the Ayeyarwady River should go forward, the commission for reviewing and scrutinising those projects is leaning toward recommending the most controversial of the bunch, the Myitsone mega-dam, be scrapped.

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Submitted by Eleven on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:08
Writer: Sitha (Taunggyi) | Taunggyi, October 24

The Thanlwin River Watch Alliance said it will oppose any dam project on the Thanlwin River at a forum held on Monday in Taunggyi Township, Shan State. The alliance is composed of residents of Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon states and monitors projects on the river, which flows through the four states. Ethnic minority representatives and members of civil society organisations attended the forum.

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By: Sai Wansaion: October 04, 2016

sai wan sai (2)“Drowning a Thousand Island” documentary film produced by Action for Shan State Rivers launched on 21 September in Rangoon, Taunggyi, Kengtung and Chaing Mai portrays the forced exodus tragedy of the Kun Hing area, while revealing the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, which is presently being threatened by plans to build the massive Mong Ton Dam in southern Shan State.

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