Open letter urges Union, state officials to use caution when tapping foreign investment and to ensure local input into decision-making.
Experts recruited by China’s State Power Investment Corp insist the project poses no danger despite location near major fault line.
Electricity consumption expected to increase by 11% annually through 2030 amid strong economic growth, new report says.
The loan, approved amid nationwide blackouts caused by power insufficiencies, is to be used to upgrade five hydropower plants to generate a combined capacity of 646,000 megawatts.
Contributor Lin Tun writes that solar power should be seriously considered as an immediate solution to Myanmar’s growing power supply problems.
Here are the major milestones in the evolution of the controversial Chinese-backed hydropower project, and a who’s who of those behind it.
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