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2008-10-13 09:00:41

Roundup: More regional companies to launch hydropower project in Myanmar YANGON, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- More regional companies will launch a hydropower project in Myanmar's southern Tanintharyi division, the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently in Nay Pyi Taw between the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power-1, The Italian-Thai Development Public Co. Ltd based in Thailand and the Windfall Energy Services Ltd of...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 30 September The Burmese government's plan to build two major hydropower dams - the Wai Gyi and Hat Gyi - on the Salween River in eastern Burma threatens the human rights of local residents and the biodiversity of the area, says an environmental organization. According to the report "Khoe Kay: Biodiversity in Peril" released by the Thailand-based Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) on...

2006-06-21 07:50:00

By Ed Cropley THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar/Thai border -- From the ice fields of the Himalayas to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, the Salween flows undisturbed through some of the most outwardly tranquil territory on earth. But the 1,750 mile-long river, Southeast Asia's longest undammed waterway, is fast becoming a front line in one of the world's longest-running conflicts -- the war between Myanmar's military junta and the region's ethnic Karen people. The predominantly Christian Karen,...

2006-06-17 21:14:53

By Ed Cropley THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar/Thai border (Reuters) - From the ice fields of the Himalayas to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, the Salween flows undisturbed through some of the most outwardly tranquil territory on earth. But the 1,750 mile-long river, southeast Asia's longest undammed waterway, is fast becoming a front line in one of the world's longest-running conflicts -- the war between Myanmar's military junta and the region's ethnic Karen people. The...

2006-01-12 09:25:00

By Chris Buckley BEIJING -- China will consider countries downstream as it weighs controversial proposals to dam a river that flows from the country's remote southwest into Southeast Asia, an official said on Thursday. On Wednesday, a Kong Kong-based newspaper controlled by the mainland said Chinese experts had recently completed an official environmental impact study of the 13 tiers of dams and hydro-power plants proposed for the untamed Nu River. But the Chinese-language Wen Wei Po said the...

2005-10-24 00:35:00

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese plans to turn an untamed river into a hydro-electric hub have sparked a war of words about national priorities as the government rethinks the balance between economic growth and environmental protection. Officials and experts in Beijing debated at the weekend a plan to harness the Nu River in southwest Yunnan province with a chain of up to 13 hydro-power stations amid signs of revived official favor for the project. The whole project, which could...

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2005-03-14 07:22:17

GENEVA (AP) -- The shrinking of Himalayan glaciers could fuel an upswing in flooding in China, India and Nepal, before creating water shortages for hundreds of millions of people across the region, a leading environmental group warned Monday. In a report, the Switzerland-based World Wide Fund for Nature said the rate of retreat of the Asian mountain range's glaciers is accelerating because of global warming, and has now reached 33-49 feet a year. "The rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers will...