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Mar15

Burmese environmentalists urge govt to halt dams on Irrawaddy, Salween rivers

A number of Burmese environmental organizations, including Burma Rivers Network, Save the Salween Network and The Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG), released a statement today urging the National League for Democracy-led government to abandon plans to build more than 50 dams on the Salween and Irrawaddy rivers, particularly in conflict zones.

“Under Burma’s Energy Master Plan, over 50 planned dams, mostly on the Salween and Irrawaddy rivers and their tributaries, will massively increase hydropower production from 3,000 to 46,000 megawatts by 2030,” reads the statement. “Three-quarters of which will be exported to neighbouring countries.”.....Read more

 
Mar14

International Day of Action for Rivers: Statement by Burma Rivers Network (BRN), Save the Salween Network (SSN) and the Burma Environment Working Group (BEWG)

International Day of Action for Rivers: Statement by Burma Rivers Network (BRN), Save the Salween Network (SSN) and the Burma Environment Working Group (BEWG)
Countrywide gatherings on International Rivers Day to oppose large dams in Burma’s conflict zones

Today, on the International Day of Action for Rivers, communities around the country are gathering to oppose plans by the Burmese government and global hydropower industry to build cascades of large dams on Burma’s major rivers, mostly in ethnic conflict zones..... Read more

 

 
Mar08

Drowning A Thousand Islands

 
Mar07

Burma Army tortures three farmers, and shoots one farmer in Mong Yen, northern Shan State

On November 13, 2016, three villagers, including a 16-year-old boy, were badly beaten by Burma Army troops of LIB 119 in Wan Koong Pao, Ei Nai tract, Mong Yen area, Lashio district, northern Shan State.

On November 11, about 50 Burma Army troops from LIB 119, under Division 33, based in Mandalay, travelled from Wan Sarm Mong Mu, north of Lashio, by truck and stopped at Ei Nai, then walked about 10 miles to Mong Tawng, arriving at 6:00 pm then slept there for a night.......Read more

 
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