Burma: letting the waters flow

Guardian: There are many good reasons why construction on a huge Chinese-funded dam on the Irrawaddy river in Burma should never be completed. It was going to cause an environmental disaster, sucking the life out of Burma's most important river and devastating the downstream rice paddy communities; it would have flooded an area the size of Singapore, displacing 10,000 people; 90% of the electricity generated from its turbines would have gone north to China, which is only one-10th as energy-efficient as Japan;......

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