Forty-three demonstrators who embarked on a 1,000 km march from Rangoon to the site of the Myitsone dam in northern Burma’s Kachin State arrived on Saturday after nearly two months on the road. The group, organised by the Former Political Prisoners Society, aimed to raise awareness while demanding permanent suspension of the Myitsone dam, which …
The Chinese company pushing to restart the controversial Myitsone dam in Kachin state is confident that Burma’s new democratic leadership, including Aung San Suu Kyi, will back the project.
According to documents obtained by DVB, the controversial dam project in Burma’s Kachin state is set to reopen after President Thein Sein pledged to halt its construction
Local media reports President Thein Sein has sent a letter to parliament stating that the controversial dam would not be built during his tenure
Govt to hand decision regarding the Myitsone project to new Environment Ministry, offering hope of a rethink on the controversial dam
Kachin locals in northern Burma claim that China-backed dam will flood nearly 800km of farmland and displace up to 15,000 people