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Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma

As the unpopular project sits in limbo, the government has to choose between upsetting China and enraging its own people. Keep reading ...

Kachin parties refute China’s claim of local support for Myitsone Dam

Three ethnic Kachin political parties said on Monday they sought the “permanent suspension” of the multi-billion dollar Myitsone Dam, discrediting a Chinese embassy statement that implied support for the divisive project among the state’s political leaders. Keep reading ...

Myanmar eyes China’s trade plan for much-needed infrastructure

Construction minister rejects claims of a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, a hub for Chinese investment.Minister for Construction U Win Khaing told the Asean and Asia Forum in Singapore on Thursday that his country needed to improve its infrastructure quickly to cope with the ...

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Longer wait for final word on Myitsone dam project

The struggle goes on over whether the controversial Myitsone dam and other hydropower projects along the Ayeyarwady River should be built, following indications that further reports on the projects are needed. A member of the commission for reviewing and scrutinising hydropower projects along the Ayeyarwady ...

Hydropower commission probes Myitsone contract

The commission to scrutinise hydropower projects along the Aye­yarwady River has met with the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy to learn more about the contractual agreement with a Chinese state-owned firm underpinning the suspended Myitsone hydropower project in Kachin State. The commission held its second ...

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