Myanmar’s stalled China-backed Myitsone dam project strained bilateral ties for years — now it could be scaled back or moved

A top Myanmar investment official on Tuesday suggested scaling back or relocating a stalled Chinese-backed hydropower project that has strained ties between the neighbours for nearly a decade. The suggestion follows a statement by the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar earlier this month that said civil society organisations in Kachin state supported the planned project. Hundreds […]

China lobbying locals for resumption of Myitsone hydropower project

China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) is persuading local people to help push for the resumption of the Myitsone (confluence) hydropower project in Kachin state when a new government takes office in Myanmar after the 2015 elections, according to a source from Mungchying Rawt Jat (MRJ). MRJ is civil organisation made up of local residents displaced […]