PRESS STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR RIVERS AND AGAINST DAMS: MARCH 14, 2014 PDF Print Email
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PRESS STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR RIVERS AND AGAINST DAMS: MARCH 14, 2014

By Burma Rivers Network

(33538) ethnic signatories and (131) civil society and political parties in Burma call for immediate halt to dams on the Salween River

(33538) people from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon State and (131) civil society and political parties in Burma have signed a petitionurging an immediate halt to the six dams planned by the Burmese government on the Salween River, including the Kun Long/UpperThanlwin, Nong Pa, Man Taung and Tasang dams in Shan State,Ywathit dam in Karenni State and Hatgyi dam in Karen State.

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KDNG calls for public forums on Irrawaddy dam plans including Thein Sein government and CPI PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:32

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.

The basic MoU for the Irrawaddy-Myitsone seven dam project was signed in December 2006 and the formal work permits, project registration and concession rights for the mega-project were given by the military government on September 24, 2010.

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Kachin group slams China’s new CSR report on Irrawaddy Dams PDF Print Email
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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. 
 
The Upstream Irrawaddy Confluence Basin Hydropower Co. (ACHC), part of state-owned Chinese Power Investment (CPI) launched its “Irrawaddy Dams Corporate Responsibility Report” in Yangon last month, asserting that the seven dam Irrawaddy-Myitsone project is good for Kachin State and all of Burma. 
 
Despite national opposition to the dams due their negative social, environmental and economic impacts, CPI’s report claims that the dams will modernize Kachin State, transform the local economy and improve local Kachin culture. 
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