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Myanmar faces more dam problems

Myanmar faces more dam problems

Updated 29 July 2014, 11:56 AEST

Opposition to the development of six dams in Myanmar is posing a problem for the reform efforts of the government of Thein Sein.

Approved by the former military regime and planned for decades, the massive project has the backing of investors from Thailand, China as well as the Myanmar military.

Critics say the hydro-electric power dams threaten the livelihoods of minority communities, and add to problems of illegal logging, land grabs and intimidation.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speaker: Dr Carl Middleton, lecturer in International Development at Thailand's Chulalongkorn University


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