Today KDNG Release the Myitsone Dam project video with Burmese subtitle and English subtitle as well. The Irrawaddy River is the lifeline of Burma. Running through the center of the country, millions depend on it for agriculture, fishing, and transportation. The ruling regime, without consulting local people, is now allowing Chinese companies to build seven mega dams on the Irrawaddy and its tributaries in Kachin State. The seven dams will produce 17,160 megawatts of electricity, five times more than the current installed capacity for the entire country.
Yet electricity generated by the 152-foot tall Irrawaddy Myitsone dam (6,000 MW), will be sold to China, not used in Burma where there are chronic energy shortages. The sale will provide millions of dollars in revenue to Burma’s regime which has consistently used foreign revenues to build up its military at the expense of health and education, leaving the country with some of the worst social indicators in the world.
The Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam is located on the mainstream Irrawaddy, three miles downstream of the famous confluence of the N’Mai and Mali rivers in Kachin State. The confluence is a revered landmark for all of Burma and particularly important cultural site for the Kachin people and will be submerged by the dam.
The following video was produce by News Centre of China’s largest dam builder Sinohydro in may 2011 has been contracted to complete phase 1 of the Myitsone Dam project by the owner of the Dam project, China Power International (CPI)