Date of Release:
Jun 5 2015
The president temporarily halted the hydropower project in Kachin State in September 2011, about six months after taking office. The Myitsone Dam faced significant criticism over its environmental impact and its affect on local residents, which U Thein Sein alluded to when ordering the suspension.
Some local villagers say they oppose the project, but CPIYN officials say they are preparing for a possible restart once the president’s term is over after this year’s election.