Press Releases

Press Release by the Network of Thai People in 8 Mekong Province
8 September 2011



Mekong River Peoples’ Network Joins the Call to Save the Irrawaddy River


The Network of Thai People in 8 Mekong Provinces, working with communities along the Mekong River in Thailand, joins the call of people in Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi to save the Irrawaddy from dam projects.

Press Release from Kachin Development Networking Group
August 31, 2011
For immediate release

China speeds ahead with Myitsone dam despite civil war in northern Burma

Seven hundred Chinese laborers are working day and night shearing off hilltops, laying tunnels, and building embankments at the Myitsone, the source of Burma’s Irrawaddy River, in a race to complete the country’s largest dam on schedule despite ongoing armed conflict in the area.

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Press release from Burma Rivers Network
June 15, 2011

Hydropower Dams Fuelling Conflict in Burma

Recent fighting near the Dapein and Shweli hydropower dams in northern Burma shows how the buildup of Burma Army troops to secure deeply unpopular Chinese dam projects is fuelling conflict.


May 31, 2011
8,000 people to be displaced by European-Chinese dam project in Burma


Military authorities in Burma have ordered 8,000 people to move from their homes in preparation for a hydroelectric dam being constructed by European and Chinese companies that will power the country’s new capital of Nay Pyi Taw.

March 14, 2011

Statement of the Burma Rivers Network
on the International Day of Action for Rivers

Stop Damming Burma's Rivers

Burma Rivers Network is calling on foreign investors to immediately stop plans to build large dams on Burma's major rivers and their tributaries, as these dams will have huge social and environmental impacts across the country, and fuel Burma’s decades-long civil war.

March 10, 2011
Press Release

Junta launches covert dam offensive in Karenni State

Engineers are secretly surveying for dams planned by China hydropower giant Datang on the Salween and its tributaries in Karenni State under the armed guard of Burma’s junta, according to local researchers.

 

Burma Rivers Network welcomes NLD’s concerns about nationwide impacts of Myitsone Dam

January 17, 2011

The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) welcomes the NLD’s recent statements that dams are being constructed in Burma without any consideration for the environment or for local residents, and that the Myitsone dam, the first on the Irrawaddy, will have negative impacts on the entire country.

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