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

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
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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
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.
Salween communities urge Thailand to halt plans to build dams in Burma’s war zones
Press release by Salween community groups
October 15, 2013

Ethnic community groups today urged the Thai government at a public forum in Bangkok to halt plans to build dams on the Salween river in Burma, where militarization, conflict and human rights abuses are continuing despite current ceasefires.
Burmese military stokes war in northern Shan State to clear way for Salween dam

Press release by the Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation
April 1, 2013

The Burmese Army has given an ultimatum to the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) to clear its troops from the west bank of the Salween River in an area where Chinese companies are planning a mega dam.  

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