Shan: New Dam Threatens Salween River
Construction of the tallest dam in
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The Tasang dam implementation project on the
The huge pillars are about 17-30 yards long and have been set up on both sides of the
"About 100 more Chinese engineers will come for the dam construction and for the Thai engineers. Initially they had about 30 and now there are just about 13 remaining," said the local source.
Also, over 50 soldiers from a Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 594, have set up a temporary camp on the west bank of Salween River in order to provide security for the dam project, added the source.
The Tasang dam is the largest of a series of proposed hydroelectric projects on the Nu/Salween River in south central
Salween Watch was formed in February 1999, and is a coalition of different organizations and NGO's based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, which deals with different Burma-related and environmental issues. It was set up with the primary aim of preventing the building of harmful hydroelectric power dams on the