Two-year deal to see 1,000 MW of power supplied by China Southern Power Grid
Funds to assist IDPs, livelihood projects; expert says ‘small’ grant aimed at assuaging public opposition to Myitsone Dam
Here are the major milestones in the evolution of the controversial Chinese-backed hydropower project, and a who’s who of those behind it.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses who would be responsible for the fallout of a cancelled dam project at Myitsone.
President’s Office spokesman says project not on agenda and assures public of full transparency in negotiations over controversial dam.
The Irrawaddy interviews Yun Sun, expert on China-Myanmar relations, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum at which some Myanmar BRI project agreements are expected to be signed.
As many as 10,000 residents of Waimaw Township near Myitkyina demand an end to all dam projects on the Irrawaddy River.
Prominent activists, celebrities gather at the ‘Save the Irrawaddy by Offering Compensation’ event in Yangon
As the State Counselor prepares to discuss infrastructure plans with the Chinese president, The Irrawaddy collects its recent reporting on the controversial hydropower project.
Statement issued Monday is the cardinal’s second on the topic this year.
Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing says development schemes will benefit the rural poor.
Ahead of the State Counselor’s visit to Beijing, Bertil Lintner discusses China’s peace process intentions, concerns on the Myitsone dam and major BRI projects in Rakhine.
For State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, saving the Irrawaddy River means saving herself.
Government urged to strengthen legal protections and enhance transparency before committing to further China-backed projects
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.