border review | 23 March 2012

Burma Army Tells Locals to Leave Myitsone Area

Saw Yan Naing for the Irrawaddy:

Burmese authorities have told hundreds of villagers living near the site of the suspended Myitsone hydropower dam project in Kachin State to leave the area within 10 days or face the consequences, according to a local group monitoring the project.

These are resettled people who came back to their original villages after Myanmar’s president Thein Sein put the dam project on hold last September. China Power Investment (CPI) and Asia World, its Burmese partner, still have good friends in high places, it seems. And they have clearly not given up.