Myanmar Suspends Construction of Myitsone Dam

New York Times: In a rare concession to public pressure, Myanmar's government on Friday ordered the suspension of a controversial hydroelectric project financed and led by a state-owned Chinese company. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, left, and Labour Minister Aung Kyi spoke to reporters after a meeting on Friday. Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, who had opposed the dam, welcomed the government's suspension of the project. The Myitsone dam project would have been the first to span the Irrawaddy River, the largest waterway in......

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