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21 May 2013

In Meeting with NLD, Myitsone Investor Says It Hopes to Restart Project [Myanmar]

Author: Kyaw Phyo Tha, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

The main investor in the controversial Myitsone hydropower dam in Kachin State has expressed a desire to restart the suspended project, according to members of a National League for Democracy (NLD) delegation that traveled to China…NLD Central...

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20 March 2012

Burma Army Tells Locals to Leave Myitsone Area

Author: Saw Yan Naing, The Irrawaddy

Burmese authorities have told hundreds of villagers living near the site of the suspended Myitsone hydropower dam project in Kachin State to leave the area within 10 days or face the consequences, according to a local group monitoring the project. In...

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10 March 2012

Chinese officials call on Myanmar to restart suspended $3.6 billion power dam project

Author: Associated Press

Chinese officials have urged Myanmar’s government to restart a Chinese-backed multibillion-dollar power dam project that was suspended apparently without notice last year...The project had drawn protests from ethnic and environmental groups, and the...

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27 February 2012

Myitsone evictees begin returning home [Burma]

Author: Nay Thwin, Democratic Voice of Burma

Villagers who were among nearly 1,000 families in Kachin state forced to relocate to make way for the Myitsone dam have begun returning home, more than five months after Burmese President Thein Sein announced a suspension of the project...The...

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7 November 2011

Chinese-funded hydropower project sparks anger in Burma

Author: Andrew Higgens, Washington Post [USA]

...China has hunted far and wide in recent years for sources of power — and of profit — for state-owned corporate behemoths such as CPI. The result is a web of deals with often-repressive regimes...Amid a dramatic...opening in Burma after decades of...

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14 October 2011

Fear and uncertainty remain for villagers at Myitsone Dam site [Burma]

Author: Kachin Development Networking Group [Burma]

Despite the announcement by Burma’s military government that the Myitsone dam will be suspended, local Kachin villagers have yet to see evidence the project will be stopped and remain fearful and uncertain about their future…[E]quipment and supplies...

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30 September 2011

Burma to halt Myitsone Dam project: media reports

Author: Mizzima News [Thailand]

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...

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12 August 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi: China's dam project in Burma is dangerous and divisive

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian [UK]

Aung San Suu Kyi...has called for a halt to a massive Chinese hydropower project on the Irrawaddy river that has alarmed environmentalists and added to a long-running conflict between tribal militias and the government in Rangoon. The Nobel laureate...

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Company non-response
26 July 2011

China Power Investment did not respond to: Burma: China Power Investment accused of ignoring internal report calling for cancellation of Myitsone Dam.

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15 July 2011

China Power Ignored Internal Report Calling for Dam Cancellation [Burma]

Author: Saw Yan Naing, The Irrawaddy [Thailand]

After conducting an assessment, a group of Chinese and Burmese scientists working for the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) recommended in an internal report that the company cancel its Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River in northern...

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