Myanmar Considers Alternatives To Controversial China-funded Dam, Cardinal Speaks Out Against Project

3 Feb 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar
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A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politically unstable. The project has been stalled since 2011 in the face of considerable public opposition due to environmental and social impacts.Myanmar’s minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations. Thaung Tun, revealed January 29 that options under consideration include downsizing the project, relocating the dam, and offering the developer an alternative project. China has been pressurizing the Kachin National League for Democracy (NLD) government to allow the project to resume construction...

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