October 20, 2017

Moenyin CSOs to protest against Myitsone dam project resumption

Parliamentarians and activists discuss Myitsone  dam project.  Photo: Mang Ngai
Parliamentarians and activists discuss Myitsone dam project. Photo: Mang Ngai

CIVIL Society Organisations in Kachin State will oppose any plans to implement the Myitsone dam project if the present government resumes the project that was suspended under the tenure of the previous government, according to a CSO spokesperson.
U Tin Wel, environmental conservation activist, said CSOs will protest against resumption of the work on the dam by the incumbent government at a meeting with Hluttaw representatives in Moenyin, Kachin State on Wednesday.
In his discussion at the meeting, the activist called on the Hluttaw representatives to strive to pass a community forest law as locals who wish to establish community forests on vacant lands outside reserve forests are facing difficulties in dealing with office procedures to procure land forms (105/106) from the Land Record Department.
The meeting was attended by parliamentarians representing Moenyin Township and responsible persons from 13 CSOs in the township.—Mang Ngai

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