Harnessing Myanmar’s Hydropower and Negotiating Conflict

Focus Asia February 19, 2014, No. 7

As the country develops, Myanmar urgently needs to increase electricity generating capacity. In order to do so Naypyidaw must continue to develop the country’s hydropower sector if it hopes to meet ambitious development targets pressed by demands placed on it by new investment projects. This Focus Asia paper looks at the perilous process of harnessing Myanmar’s hydropower, with a particular focus on the volatile developments along the Salween River and their already very present
ability to create conflict.

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