Tycoon’s Plans for Putao Come under Scrutiny

MYITKYINA, Kachin State — Surrounded by Myanmar’s highest, snow-capped mountains, the remote and rugged Putao Valley in northern Kachin State is a place of stunning beauty and pristine mountain landscapes. This wilderness amid the Himalayan foothills is home to unique wildlife and vast forests, endangered Himalayan Yew trees and rare orchids, and even a small […]

Ayeyarwady hydro dams in limbo

Ongoing violence and Myanmar’s incomplete legal framework are preventing the restart of development at six planned hydropower dams on the Ayeyarwady River in Kachin State, even after US$1 billion has already been invested, said an official at the firm developing the dams. The Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower (UACBH) Company – which is majority-owned by […]