Snowy Mountain Engineering Corporation

Locals reject consultation on Burma’s divisive Tasang Dam project

Date of Release: 
Oct 14 2015

SMEC, the Australian company carrying out the environmental and social impact assessment (EIA/SIA) for Shan State’s Tasang Dam will be unable to produce a meaningful EIA/SIA because it has allowed relations with locals to deteriorate irreversibly.

The planned 282 meter high Tasang Dam in Mong Ton Township on the Upper Salween River will not only be the largest of seven dams planned for the Salween River in Burma (also known as Myanmar), it will also be the highest dam in Southeast Asia.

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