I want to continue my previous post some more. (coz I'm quite furious with it.) There are a couple of controversial dam projects around the world such as Pak Mun dam, Kalabagh Dam, Ilisu Dam, Three Gorges Dam, and Narmada Dam.
But I think Salween dam projects are the worst. Since these
dams will be very large mega dams, flooded area will be very large and
it will damage the ecosystem terribly. It will also displace a large
number of people. But output electricity will be transferred to Thai.
Water from dams will be diverted to the Chao Praya basin, to be used in
industrial operations in Thailand.
So, Burma will be left with sufferings. There will be no turning back.
Previously, china also had plan to build 13
dams along Salween River (Nujiang) but, later, on April 1,
2004, the Chinese premier halted the construction.
But Burmese generals are very ready to sell Salween.
River - Wikipedia (Issues)
campaign to oppose the Salween Dam
Rivers Network: Nujiang Salween River
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