Local people concerned over proposed dam on Tanintharyi River
13 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Local people said that they had concerns over building a dam on Tanintharyi River in Tanintharyi Township, Myeik
Foreign and domestic companies are studying hydropower generation along the Tanintharyi River and local people have concerns as they will be relocated when the dam is built there.
A company recently visited a village and explained to villagers about their plan of building a hydropower dam in Tanintharyi River but the villagers objected. Tanintharyi Region Government Minister of Electricity and Energy Aung Thura said that there are 18 companies which have shown interest in building hydropower dams in this river.