Burma and the 8 dam project

Land rights activist and politician Daw Bauk Ja was arrested for medical negligence inthough the case against her had been withdrawn years earlier.

Despite ceasefire inclashes and bomb explosions occasionally occur near the dam site. In an interview with Xinhua NewsLu Qizhou, President of China Power Investment Corporation said that Myitsone Hydropower Station follows the standard of fortification intensity 9, two points above the intensity of Zipingbu Hydropower Station that withstood Sichuan earthquake of 8.

This would lead to lost income for fishermen according to Kachin environmental activist groups in exile. There has been no public consultation with local people.

Of the 50 large hydropower projects implemented in Myanmar to date, 42 are located in ethnic areas, according to KHRG. Many of the proposed projects are designed primarily to export electricity to Thailand or China.

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The planned dam location is at the junction of May Kha and May Likha, 27 miles upstream from Myitkyina. However, few villagers have electrical devices.

This story was updated on July 18, Local ethnic populations have been displaced from their homes to make way for dams and reservoirs. Domestic campaigns against the project are brought together by political activists including Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi who called for reevaluation, conservationists, scholars, poets and journalists.

Other hydropower projects that pose no threat will be implemented through thorough survey for availability of electricity needed for the nation.

Myitsone Dam

The dam, the first in a series of seven on the Irrawaddy and its tributaries, will have disruptive impacts on millions living downstream.

Some companies have started building roads and moving equipment to the dam sites and urged local people to move. They also set up a temporary camp at Washawng village to facilitate transport of survey equipment from the YMEC company in China. The construction and the maintenance of the dam would have employed a large number of people.

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We have the responsibility to address public concerns in all seriousness. The Changjiang Design Institute of China sent several groups of design personnel and conducted geological drilling, reservoir inspection and hydrological measuring near the dam site.

Burma: Will the Myitsone Dam project resume?

The Burma Rivers Network invites you to join us to protect the health and biodiversity of river ecosystems, and to protect the rights of communities negatively impacted by large-scale river development.

The power and revenues generated are going to the military regime and neighbouring countries. Water will be stored and released depending on power demands in China, causing unpredictable water shortages and surges. He also agreed that final decision should depend on the environment impact assessment report by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and the study by the Engineer Group.

This venture will generate 3, MW of electricity. Some residents have already been displaced from proposed project sites.The Myitsone Dam is located a mile below the confluence of the Mali and N'Mai rivers in Kachin State, the source of the Irrawaddy River.

Dams in Myanmar

The dam's reservoir will submerge important historical and cultural sites at the Mali and N'mai Hka rivers, as well as what is widely recognized as the birthplace of Burma.

The dam is also located in a region that. There are almost large Dams in Myanmar. [1] [2] [3] Myanmar (Burma) has a large hydroelectric power potential of 39, megawatts (52, hp), although the economical exploitable potential is about 37, megawatts (50, hp).

Mar 31,  · The confluence of the Mali Hka and N’mai Hka tributaries of the Irrawaddy near the site of the dam project. A government-appointed commission will soon make a recommendation on the fate of the dam.

The Myitsone Dam (Burmese: မြစ်ဆုံ တာတမံ [mjɪʔsʰòʊɴ tàtəmàɴ]; lit. the Confluence Dam) is a large dam and hydroelectric power development project which was planned to be built in Myanmar (aka Burma).

The proposed construction site is at the confluence of the Mali and N’mai rivers and the source of the Irawaddy River. Burma Rivers Network (BRN) released a press statement on 30 September highlighting that China Power Investment must cancel not only the Myitsone Dam project, but all seven dam projects on the.

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If the Hatgyi Dam project is implemented, more than 30, people could be displaced from 50 villages upstream of the site, KHRG said. Of the 50 large hydropower projects implemented in Myanmar to date, 42 are located in ethnic areas, according to KHRG.

Burma and the 8 dam project
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