Press Releases

Press release by Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) on March 14, 2014 on International Rivers Day
March 14, 2014

The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) urges the Burmese government and companies from neighbouring countries to immediately suspend their plans to build hydropower dams on the Salween and other rivers in Burma. KCSN has learned that there are at least two large dams planned on the Salween in Karenni State.

January 30, 2014
Kachin Development Network Group (KDNG) welcomes China Power Investment’s (CPI) recent offer to discuss the Myitsone dam issue “face to face”.  However, KDNG believes these issues are best discussed at a national public forum together with CPI, Burmese government leaders, affected communities from Kachin State as well as those concerned throughout the country.

Media release by Kachin Development Networking Group
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January 8, 2014
A Kachin group today criticized the new corporate social responsibility report on the controversial Irrawaddy dams, calling for a locally-led development process, not one benefiting only China.

Press release by Burma Rivers Network
October 29, 2013
The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) is holding a press conference in Yangon today to urge the Burmese government as well as Chinese and Thai investors to immediately stop plans to build dams on the Salween River, as this is causing conflict and directly undermining the peaceprocess.

Statement by the Burma Rivers Network
September 3, 2013

The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) warmly welcomes the Indian government’s recent cancellation of the controversial Tamanthi hydropower dam on the Chindwin River, which was planned for export of electricity to India. BRN urges China and Thailand to take similar responsibility for our shared environment and halt their accelerated plans to dam Burma’s major rivers to fulfill their domestic power needs.

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