China aims to restart stalled Myanmar hydro project

China is looking to complete the 6 GW Myitsone hydropower project on the Irrawaddy River near Kachin in Myanmar.
By Staff reporter 9 November 2017 0 28323

China is looking to complete the 6 GW Myitsone hydropower project on the Irrawaddy River near Kachin in Myanmar, according to HydroWorld.

The Burmese government no longer considers the project a national priority and is focusing on importing LNG and developing smaller-scale hydropower plants to meet rising power demand.

The majority of power produced by Myitsone will be exported to China.

The facility has been under construction since 2009, but work was suspended in October 2011 because of concerns over the project’s environmental impact.

A government commission...

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