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.
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After two months of walking across the country, a group of campaigners dubbed the ‘Myitsone marchers’ reach Sagaing Division’s Katha district.
Activists in central Burma’s Prome swam across the Irrawaddy River in a demonstration calling for the complete suspension of the Myitsone hydroelectric dam project.
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.
Local media reports President Thein Sein has sent a letter to parliament stating that the controversial dam would not be built during his tenure
Advocates of the ‘save the Irrawaddy’ river campaign express anger over comments made by Zaw Min, govt Electric Power-1 Minister
Govt to press ahead with controversial Chinese dam at Myitsone in Kachin state, despite widespread objection blamed on ‘those with undesirable intentions’