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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.

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.

2006-06-21 07:50:00

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.

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.

2006-01-12 09:25:00

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.

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.

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2005-03-14 07:22:17

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.


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