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Press release by Action for Shan State Rivers
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
August 25, 2015Shans present 23,717 signatures against Salween dams to Australian consultants in YangonShan community representatives are today... Read More...
Press release by Save the Salween Network
Thursday, 13 August 2015
August 12, 2015Mon and Karen State residents fear increased flood risk from Salween damsThe Save the Salween Network is holding a press conference... Read More...
Campaigners fight against the Myitsone dam
Monday, 18 July 2016
MIZZIMA By Theingi Htun Htet Htet | On Monday, 18 July 2016Just a few months before 2012 by-elections, a group of concerned citizens worried about... Read More...
France to fund study for 690MW Rakhine State hydro project
Friday, 15 July 2016
MYANMAR TIMES By Aung Shin   |   Friday, 15 July 2016 The French government will put US$1 million toward a feasibility study for a 690-megawatt... Read More...
Apocolypse Now on the Mekong River
Friday, 15 July 2016
BOULDER WEEKLY By Caitlin Rockett, photo essay by Gary Wockner -July 14, 2016Gary WocknerSmoke hangs heavy in the air over the Mekong River in... Read More...
Mandalay Region dams up for government review
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
MYANMAR TIMES By Kyaw Ko Ko   |   Wednesday, 13 July 2016 The new government is taking a closer look at five hydropower projects along the... Read More...
There is a fourth option on the Myitsone Dam
Sunday, 10 July 2016
FRONTIER MYANMAR 09 Jul 2016Cancelling the controversial hydropower project could offer a PR victory to the Chinese and Myanmar governments, and at... Read More...
Hydropower dams, major development projects halted in Shan State till reassessment
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Malaysia Sun Malaysia Sun (ANI) Friday 8th July, 2016Naypyidaw, July 8 (ANI): The Naungpha hydropower dam along with several other major projects in... Read More...

Message from BRN

Large dams are being constructed on all of Burma’s major rivers and tributaries by Chinese, Thai and Indian companies. The dams are causing displacement, militarization, human rights abuses, and irreversible environmental damage, which is threatening the livelihoods and food security of millions. The power and revenues generated are going to the military regime and neighbouring countries. Read more...

About Dams
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Frequently Asked Questions About Damswww.internationalrivers.orgDams: What They Are and What They Dowww.internationalrivers.orgBasic Dam... Read More...
Burma’s River Law
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The Conservation of Water Resources and Rivers Law was adopted by the State Peace and Development Council on October 2, 2006. To see the full text of... Read More...
IMAGE China’s Dam Industry
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
China’s overseas dam industry is building hundreds of dams around the world, particularly in Southeast Asia and Africa. The guide The New Great... Read More...
Hydropower Guidelines
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The World Commission on Dams (WCD)The WCD was an independent, international, multi-stakeholder process which addressed the controversial issues... Read More...
IMAGE Afraid to Go Home: Recent Violent Conflict and Human Rights Abuses in Karen State
Thursday, 13 November 2014
  The following report was prepared by Karen Rivers Watch (KRW), a coalition of six Karen organizations focused on the environment, women, youth,... Read More...
IMAGE One cannot step into the same river twice: making the Kaladan Project people-centred
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
This report from the Kaladan Movement provides an update on the progress of the Kaladan Project; assesses the potential Project-related benefits and... Read More...

Development in Burma

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Thai Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)MDX Public Company Ltd.... Read More...
Other Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Asian Development Bank COLENCO Power Engineering, Ltd. - Swiss Electric Power Development Company (EPDC) - Japanese FOSCE Consulting Engineers -... Read More...
Chinese Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
http://www.chng.com.cn/eng. Central China Power International Trade Company Changjiang Institute of Surveying, Planning, Design, and Research... Read More...
Burmese Investor/Company Profiles
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Asia World Co. Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise Suntac Technologies Htoo Group  ... Read More...
Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and Life
Friday, 13 March 2009
Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and LifeBurma Rivers NetworkMarch 14, 2009Free Burma’s Rivers, and Free BurmaOn this... Read More...
Petition to China
Sunday, 02 December 2007
Over 50,000 affected people petitioned China to regulate dam projects in Burma.To read: Petition English | Petition Chinese | Press Release Read More...
International Day of Action for Rivers
Thursday, 13 March 2008
BRN members Karen Rivers Watch and the Kuki Students Democratic Front held ceremonies and activities in eastern Burma and in New Dehli. To see... Read More...
China Southern Power Grid
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Burma Rivers Network joined the Rivers Coalition of Cambodia, the Xinjiang Conservation Fund, and International Rivers in writing to China Southern... Read More...