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.
April 3, 2012
For immediate release
Despite the suspension of Burma’s Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam by the country’s president, on March 28 a Chinese border office requested the Kachin State government to allow 500 road construction engineers to enter Kachin State and to import necessary materials for the Myitsone Hydropower Project.
March 19, 2012
For immediate release
On March 17 five Burma army trucks and various government vehicles entered Tanghpre village at the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam site in an apparent attempt to enforce an eviction order and intimidate people to move out from the village.
Burma Rivers Network
Statement on the International Day of Action for Rivers
Burma Rivers Network urges dam builders from neighboring countries to stop pushing ahead with mega dam projects on Burma’s major rivers in spite of strong local opposition.
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.
For Immediate Release
Joint Press release from Arakan Oil Watch and Burma Rivers Network
January 10, 2012
Last week Burma’s government doubled domestic electricity prices and increased fuel prices by a third despite earning billions of dollars in energy exports to neighboring countries.
December 8, 2011
Impacted Kuki women are demanding that India and Burma immediately cancel the giant Tamanthi dam project on the Chindwin River and let over 2,400 relocated villagers return home.
For Immediate Release: 29 November 2011
Burma’s military-backed government is proceeding with two mega dams on Burma’s Shweli River, a major tributary of the Irrawaddy, which will forcibly displace 3,000 people and directly impact over 15,000, according to a new report released today by local researchers.