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Myitsone evictees begin returning home [Burma]

Author: Nay Thwin, Democratic Voice of Burma, Published on: 27 February 2012

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 government cited mass opposition to the dam as the key reason for its suspension...The decision triggered a tension in normally strong relations between Burma and China, and the lead company in the project, China Power Investment (CPI) Corporation, has threatened legal action. But some reports claim operations have not completely stopped at the site...

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Related companies: China Power Investment