8 June 2021 - Source: The Third Pole - The Third Pole explores how the military coup will affect Chinese-backed dams along Southeast Asia's last free-flowing river Plans for seven Chinese-built dams along the Salween River have been a source of friction for Myanmar and China for some time. Prior to ...
24 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar will press ahead with the implementation of four hydropower projects to meet the country's demand for electricity, according to Union Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khine. Currently, Myanmar generates 3,225 megawatts (MW) of electricity, o...
07 Sep 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Investors from China and Japan who are among those most interested in developing hydropower projects in Chin State are not able to do so due to COVID-19 restrictions, said U Soe Htet, Chin State Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Minister. "Curre...
11 Aug 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar has suspended a 380-megawatt hydropower project at the Manipur River in Chin State due to high risks, U Tun Naing, Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy, told the Hluttaw last week. "After a review at the State Economic Coordination Committee M...
This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly cov...
13 Aug 19 - Source: Mizzima - Local people said that they had concerns over building a dam on Tanintharyi River in Tanintharyi Township, Myeik district, at a workshop titled, 'Our hunger for energy', at Shan Chaung Ward, Kalwin village-tracts, Myeik on August 12. Foreign and domestic companies are s...
24 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - When it's too late, we'll realise the signs were obvious. We'll look back at the staggering 83 percent decline in freshwater species populations – more than twice the rate of terrestrial and marine – and wonder why we didn't act to safeguard the rivers and lakes i...
08 May 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - Myanmar continues to experience a rapid increase in economic activity as it transitions into an open market system. With that, power demand continues to increase—for modern amenities like air conditioning and power for industrial factories. This is especially true...
01 May 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanmar is set to receive a €35.7 million (K60.2 billion) loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) to upgrade to five hydropower plants, President U Win Myint said in a message to the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw). The term of the loan is for 13 ...
Introduction—China's Stalled Dam Project in Myanmar On January 12th, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Myanmar issued a statement warning Myanmar that if it failed to resolve the dispute over the stalled Myitsone Hydropower Dam project in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, "con...
By SU MYAT MON | FRONTIER 2 April 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - YANGON — Environmentalists, scientists, writers and monks called for the cancellation of the Myitsone dam at a meeting in Yangon on Monday, at which a committee was formed to fight for the termination of the US$3.6 billion, China-back...
Donor/Partner: Australian Water Partnership (AWP) | Duration: 2017-2018 | Location: Myanmar About: The Ayeyarwady River and its basin is home to some 70% of Myanmar's population. Rapid economic development in recent years has led to increasing demand for water for irrigation, industrial purposes and...
17 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - A talk on the complete cancellation of much-criticized Myitsone Dam project was held at the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) office in Yangon yesterday. About 50 political activists from Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Kayin and Mon attended the talk. "At...
By CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER 15 March 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - MANDALAY — Civil society groups from across the country convened in Mandalay on Wednesday and Thursday to protest against large-scale hydropower development on the country's rivers, which they say is driving conflict and underminin...
15 March 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Mae Hong Son (The Nation) - EGAT eyeing mega-projects that may destroy river's ecosystem; water-diversion project will also harm Mekong, pristine forest THE LIVES of people living along the Salween River still face the risk of being adversely impacted by develo...

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