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Burma to halt Myitsone Dam project: media reports

Author: Mizzima News [Thailand], Published on: 30 September 2011

Burma’s President Thein Sein informed both houses of the Burmese Parliament by letter on Friday that the controversial Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River would be halted during his government’s term. According to Rangoon media reports, he cited general public concern about the environmental destruction that the project would cause...Thein Sein said the government will discuss the contract agreed to with neighboring China, which is funding the project... [refers to China Power Investment and Asia World Company, which are running the project]

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Related companies: China Power Investment