Harnessing Salween River: Settlement through confrontation or cooperation?

Myitsone Dam project is well known for its controversial impact on Myanmar’s political landscape, as it involves on and off pressure from China to restart the project in line with the signed contract as soon as possible.

But what is less prominent is the controversy over the projects to dam or harness the power of the Salween River.

In this sense, it is necessary to take a deeper look at the Salween river flow, the dams proposed to be built on it and what kind of ecological and societal effects could befall the population living along the river basin. 

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Sai Wansai