Myitsone Dam Project on Hold, but Far From Dead

Back in September 2011 when President Thein Sein issued a decree ordering that construction of the Myitsone dam “be suspended in the time of our government,” the announcement was met with widespread applause both internationally and at home. The ambitious project, which involves building a 152-meter-tall hydroelectric dam at the confluence of the two rivers […]

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 […]