China says it will continue to talk to Burma about the controversial, stalled Myitsone dam project, after Burma’s new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme.
The DPDM team travels through war-torn Kachin State, where abandoned homes line the highways.
Millions of Burmese households remain in the dark, with only one third having access to regular electricity. More dams will mean more electricity, but where will it flow?
Hundreds of activists set off from Rangoon by foot on a march to Myitsone, the source of the Irrawaddy River, to call for the complete shutdown of a China-backed hydroelectric mega-dam project at the site.
Up to 1,000 families relocated for dam return to village, but questions remain about whether work has been stopped at Kachin site
Wall Street venture capitalists, European development agencies and Burma’s rulers share one belief in common: that the country’s war zones are virgin but strategic lands that must be penetrated