Petition Gathers 33,000 Signatures Against Salween Dams
19 March 2014
More than 30,000 people have signed a petition in opposition to a series of dams planned for the Salween River in Burma’s east, Mizzima reports. The petition, demanding an immediate halt to six dams slated for the river, was signed by 33,578 people and will be sent to President Thein Sein and the Chinese and Thai governments, both of which are involved in the projects. It will also be sent to companies with contracts related to the dams, including Burmese firms Asia World and Shwe Taung Group. The petition was organized by the Burma Rivers Network, a coalition of civil society groups.