China Seeks to Revive Myitsone Dam Project: Ambassador

7 Mar 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
YANGON, Myanmar

China plans to hold negotiations with the new government in Myanmar in order to rescue the controversial $3.6 billion USD Myitsone Dam project, located at the confluence of the Mali and N’mai rivers and the source of the Irawaddy River in Myanmar’s Kachin state.Ninety percent of the 6,000 megawatts of power generated by the project would be exported to China's Yunnan province.However, due to public opposition and concerns about the environmental impacts of the dam, as well as displacement of local farmers, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein suspended the project in 2011.Now, the Chinese government plans to reopen the issue, according to Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Lian...

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