Negotiating Conflict to Harness Myanmar’s Hydropower

Commentaries and Op-eds March 12, 2014, Myanmar Business Today

Myanmar urgently needs to increase its electricity generating capacity to meet ambitious economic development targets and accommodate rising power demands from new foreign and local investment projects. Yet harnessing Myanmar’s hydropower potential will be a perilous process, as seen in the controversies surrounding current planned dams along the Than lwin river (also known as Salween river) as well as the geopolitically fraught and suspended Myitsone dam.