International Campaigns

Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and Life
Burma Rivers Network
March 14, 2009

Free Burma’s Rivers, and Free Burma


On this International Day of Action for Rivers, Burma Rivers Network calls on neighboring countries, dam builders, and international financial institutions to recognize the experience of dam-affected peoples in Burma. Dam projects should be put on hold until affected people are given opportunities to fully participate in project decisions, and energy planning is transparent and taken into consideration alternatives to dams. We stand and say: Free Burma’s Rivers, and Free Burma.

Burma Rivers Network joined the Rivers Coalition of Cambodia, the Xinjiang Conservation Fund, and International Rivers in writing to China Southern Power Grid Company to present key concerns of the Salween Dams, the Shweli Dam, and the Irrawaddy/Myitsone Dam. The letter urges the company to strengthen its environmental policy. To read: English | Chinese

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