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  • 17 Aug 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to discuss the stalled Myitsone Dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin state with Chinese officials during her official visit to China this week. Kyaw Zeya, director-general of the Foreign
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:01 by Local Press Report YANGON Macau Daily Times Myanmar’s government calls them signposts of modernity: a string of huge dam projects along the mighty Salween River, one of Asia’s last untamed waterways, needed to meet economic goals and energy demands as the country opens its
  • 29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Hanergy Group Holdings Ltd., a Beijing-based clean energy generation company, together with local Myanmar company Asia World, have gotten approval from the Myanmar government to build the first hydropower project on the Salween (Thanlwin
  • 23 Apr 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYITKYINA, Myanmar The violence between central government forces and rebels in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state has put the health of thousands of displaced people, including an estimated 1,000 children, at risk, the United Nations Children’s Fund
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Over 33,500 people belonging to more than 130 civil society and political organizations have signed a petition to stop hydropower development along the Thanlwin River (also know as Salween River) in Myanmar, NGO the Myanmar Rivers
  • 11 Mar 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YANGON, Myanmar Local Karen communities are voicing opposition to the Myanmar government’s planned $2.6 billion USD, 1,360-megawatt Hatgyi hydropower project on the Salween River in Kayin (Karen) State, an area under the control of the opposition Karen
  • 12 Feb 2014- 09:32 by Local Press Report YANGON Eleven Myanmar The Myanmar government must review hydro-power projects being planned on the Thanlwin River, according to Karen Rivers Watch and environmental activists. Critics argue that the projects, hatched under the last military government, will
  • 30 Oct 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RANGOON, Myanmar The Myanmar government’s plans to construct several dams on the Salween River could threaten efforts to secure peace ahead of a nationwide ceasefire conference scheduled for next month, according to environmental groups. The Burma
  • 9 Jul 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYANMAR, RANGOON The Myanmar government has approved a controversial dam project on the Salween River in Karen state, environmental NGO International Rivers said last week. The group told The Irrawaddy news organization that Karen State Chief Minister U