Friday, September 30, 2011

Myanmar to stop construction of controversial dam

"WILL OF THE PEOPLE"! That's a strange concept for some governments that are always paying lip service to it. For Myanamar it's a start!

President Thein Sein said in a statement read out on his behalf at Parliament that the $3.6 billion Myitsone dam project in Kachin state should be terminated because "it is against the will of the people.""We have to honor the wishes of the people and we have to seriously consider and settle the concerns of the people," the statement said. "Hence, the construction of Myitsone hydropower dam project shall be suspended."

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