To Download: Statement
To Download: Statement
The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) and Save the Salween Network (SSN) strongly opposes the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s planned promotional workshops in Yangon, Mytikyina and Loikaw, beginning on January 27, 2017. The IFC’s upcoming workshops are simply the latest move by international investors to initiate large scale hydropower projects on Burma’s rivers against the long-expressed wishes of local communities engulfed in civil war.
The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) is launching a new video today, “Voices of the Dammed,” documenting the devastating impacts of dam projects along the Salween, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Shweli and Paung Laung rivers, which have destroyed the homes, livelihoods, historic cultural sites and ecosystems of local communities, and threatened their security.
August 25, 2015
Shans present 23,717 signatures against Salween dams to Australian consultants in Yangon
Shan community representatives are today presenting 23,717 signatures opposing the building of dams on the Salween River to the Australian company Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) at their office in Yangon.
August 12, 2015
Mon and Karen State residents fear increased flood risk from Salween dams
The Save the Salween Network is holding a press conference today in Moulmein, the Mon State capital, to raise concerns about downstream impacts of the planned Salween dams, including the increased risk of flooding.
August 05, 2015
Political instability and community resistance hamper SMEC’s efforts to conduct Salween dam EIA/SIA in eastern Shan State
March 14, 2015
The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN), on International Rivers Day, is demanding that the Myanmar government and foreign companies halt all planned hydropower projects on the Salween and other rivers in Karenni State.
Press release by the communities in Shan State marking the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams: March 13, 2015
By: Action for Shan State Rivers
The communities in Shan State are holding a press conference today in Taunggyi, Southern Shan State to urge the Burmese government and foreign investors to immediately stop plans to build large dams on rivers in Shan state, where conflict is escalating.