Press Releases

Press release

Kachin Development Networking Group

May 21, 2012

Chinese media last week revealed that the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is currently conducting an “independent” inspection of the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam, being built by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI), to prove that the dam is completely safe and beneficial. Such a study would be a major boost in CPI’s bid to push ahead with the suspended project.

April 10, 2012

Press release by the Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (Burma) and the Kuki Students’ Democratic Front (Burma)

The Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO) and the Kuki Students’ Democratic Front (KSDF) strongly denounce violence by government authorities against village leaders who joined a peaceful prayer ceremony on the Chindwin River in Northwest Burma to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers.

Date: April 10, 2012
With international donors preparing to significantly increase humanitarian and development assistance in order to promote peace in Burma, we are very concerned that cross-border aid to marginalized and vulnerable populations is being limited or cut at this crucial time.

Press release from Kachin Development Networking Group

March 2, 2012

Since the suspension of the Myitsone dam by President Thein Sein last year, villagers relocated for the project have not been permitted to go back to their old villages. Despite this prohibition, relocated villagers returned on February 24 to call for the permanent cancellation of the Irrawaddy dams and to be allowed to officially return home without fear of relocation.

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