Today, on the International Day of Action for Rivers, communities around the country are gathering to oppose plans by the Burmese government and global hydropower industry to build cascades of large dams on Burma’s major rivers, mostly in ethnic conflict zones. Events will be held in Kachin, Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon State.
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.
Statement by Burma Rivers Network
December 7, 2016
New video exposes impacts of large dam projects on communities across Burma, on Shweli, Paung Laung, Chindwin, Irrawaddy and Salween rivers
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