48 STORIES TAGGED ‘DAM’

Karen IDPs ask KNU leadership to reject hydropower dams

March 20, 2017  •  Author: Karennews

As the Karen National Union prepares to elect a new leadership body this week, displaced Karen families joined a local environmental group in lobbying for the next chairperson to reject hydropower proposals. On March 14, International Day of Action for Rivers, Karen Rivers W... Read more ►

Our River…, Our Life…

November 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Karen News

Plans to build dams on the Salween River by the Burma government, China and Thailand threatens millions of villagers and animals that depend on the free flowing river for their living, food sources and as a vital transport link. The Salween River is one of Asia’s great riv... Read more ►

Fighting ‘directly linked’ to Hat Gyi Dam Project – Claim Karen Leadership

October 5, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Ongoing military operations by the Burma Army and government militia against DKBA forces are a threat to the peace process, Karen military leaders and community organisations warn. Karen Rivers Watch have blamed the Hat Gyi dam project in Karen State as igniting the latest... Read more ►

CSSU Slam Govt Plans to Dam the Salween

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A statement by the Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) has criticised Burmese Government plans to dam the Salween river, questioning the economic benefits of various projects and raising concerns over their environmental impact and effect on the ongoing conflict situation ... Read more ►

Dam Project Gets the Go-Ahead in War Torn Shan State

August 25, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A controversial Chinese dam project in Shan State has been given the go-ahead, as local human rights organisations warned that the development could stoke ongoing conflict in the region. The project, called Naung Pha dam, will produce 1,200 megawatts, of which 90% will be ex... Read more ►

KNU: No Decision to Build Hydro-power Dam – Karen Communities Continue Opposing the Project

May 9, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

In an effort to create more understanding on the proposed hydro-power dam on Baw Ka Hta River in Kyaukyi Township, the Karen National Union held a consultation meeting with community organizations on May 6 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The Baw Ka Hta hydro-power dam pr... Read more ►

Karen General Joins Environmental and Community Groups Who Want Govt To Halt All Mega Hydro-power Dam Projects On The Salween River

March 17, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A coalition of Karen environmental community based groups, the Karen River Watch, joined with local villagers to protest the building of hydro-power dams on the Salween River. The protesters called for all mega hydro-power projects on Salween River to stop. The protest marke... Read more ►

KNU Critical Of “Untrue” Media Reports On Dam, But Locals Not Convinced…

March 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union is outraged that media reports said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the with the government to construct a hydro-power dam as untrue. The KNU issued a denial after Karen communities inside Burma and overseas, incensed by the reports,... Read more ►

Burma Government “Illegally” Displacing Civilians in Ethnic Areas

October 7, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Government is engaged in the illegal displacement of thousands of its own citizens, a leading human rights organization has concluded. The New York based Physicians for Human Rights collected evidence of 8,000 people being relocated against their will to make way f... Read more ►

Shan Community Handover 23,717 Signatures Opposing Dams on the Salween River to Australian Consultants

August 26, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Shan community representatives presented 23,717 signatures opposing the construction of plans to dams the Salween River to the Australian company doing the environmental and social impact assessments (EIA/SIA) for the Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State. The Shan community r... Read more ►

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