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The Burma military’s actions only serve to further the aims of corporate dam developers from Thailand and China, which aim to export electricity and divert water from the Hat Gyi Dam to Thailand. “The central government’s claimed benefits of hydropower development will not reach the people of the Salween River basin, or even the people of Burma,” says Saw Tha Poe, coordinator for Karen Rivers Watch. “The land and people of a democratic Burma should not have to suffer for the sake of a few big companies and shopping malls.” For more detail, please read the press release below.
YANGON, Myanmar (Sep 2016) --- A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the KNLA and imperils a 4-year-old ceasefire, says Karen Rivers Watch, a network of Karen community-based organizations working to protect the Salween River.
Today, THWEE, KESAN and KHRG call on the central government, its Ministry of Construction, and the Asian Development Bank to halt the dispossession of people’s lands and suspend construction activities in an active conflict zone.