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Myanmar to generate more energy from hydro, solar sources

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...
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COVID-19 restrictions delay investors in hydropower

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...
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Myanmar suspends Manipur hydro project in Chin State

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...

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

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...
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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 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...
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Saving our free-flowing rivers

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...
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A Renewable Vision for Myanmar

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...
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French to help finance Myanmar’s hydropower upgrades

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 ...
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The Standoff Over the Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar: Advantage China

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...
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Committee formed to fight against Myitsone Dam

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...
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Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scoping Study

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...
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Nationwide committee to be formed for complete cancellation of Myitsone Dam project

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...
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Civil society groups from across Myanmar hold anti-hydropower protest

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...
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Locals in Thailand and Myanmar pray for Salween River to always run free

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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IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

​21 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times - A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country's hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector, ...

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