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Appeal to Stop Dams Construction on Salween River

19 January 2015
Embassy of the People's Republic of China

1 Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road,
 Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95-1-221280, 221281

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Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

We, the Burma Rivers Network, comprised of organizations representing various dam-affected communities in Burma with the aim of protecting the health and

 
Ethnic communities: Salween dams are fuelling war and must be stopped

Press release by Burma Rivers Network
January 19, 2015


Community representatives from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon States are handing a petition today to the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power, and to the Chinese and Thai Embassies in Yangon, urging an immediate halt to dam projects on the Salween River, which are fuelling war and violating the rights of local peoples.  

 
New Burma Army offensive in Karen State linked to Salween dam plans

Statement
Salween Watch 13 October 2014

Salween Watch is gravely concerned at the recent escalation of fighting and displacement in Karen state, Burma/Myanmar, which is linked to plans by the Burma Army to clear the way for the planned Hut Gyi Dam on the Salween.

 
Hydropower Projects on the Salween River: An Update
  

Over the past decade, plans for 13 hydropower projects have been proposed for the Salween River in China and another six in the lower reaches of the river in Burma and at the border of Thailand-Burma.  

14 March 2014
Salween Watch

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(33538) ethnic signatories and (131) civil society and political parties in Burma call for immediate halt to dams on the Salween River
PRESS STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR RIVERS AND AGAINST DAMS: MARCH 14, 2014
By Burma Rivers Network


(33538) people from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon State and (131) civil society and political parties in Burma have signed a petitionurging an immediate halt to the six dams planned by the Burmese government on the Salween River, including the Kun Long/UpperThanlwin, Nong Pa, Man Taung and Tasang dams in Shan State,Ywathit dam in Karenni State and Hatgyi dam in Karen State.
 
The Salween dams are sabotaging Burma’s peace process
Press release by Burma Rivers Network
October 29, 2013
The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) is holding a press conference in Yangon today to urge the Burmese government as well as Chinese and Thai investors to immediately stop plans to build dams on the Salween River, as this is causing conflict and directly undermining the peaceprocess.
 
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