Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.
French company Engie’s decision to pull out of Upper Yeywa Dam sets good example, they say
A commission tasked with assessing impacts of hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River submitted their findings one year ago, but a response is yet to come from the government.
‘Mother Irrawaddy’ in danger of being lost to the ‘greed of a superpower’, he warns
National unity could be damaged if China-backed project proceeds, U Soe Thein says
Minister U Thaung Tun acknowledges ‘misguided’ project has many environmental, social challenges and is deeply unpopular
Villagers have already been displaced without compensation, Karen Human Rights Group says