Blocking a Bloodline: Indigenous Communities along the Tanintharyi River Fear the Impacts of Large Scale Dams

There are a total of 76 villages, 6,118 households and 32,008 people living directly along the Tanintharyi River, who depend on it as a vital source of food security, water, transportation and cultural expression.

Plans to construct large dams on the Tanintharyi River stand to submerge an area of 144,557-acres, potentially displacing up to almost 7,000 people in 32 upstream villages, and significantly impacting the livelihoods, access to water and transportation of over 22,000 in 42 downstream villages. Local communities have never been substantively consulted on these plans.

The proposed dam would also have catastrophic environmental impacts, destroying rich aquatic ecosystems and habitats, and inundating vast areas of pristine forest, destroying some of South East Asia’s largest remaining intact forest and biodiversity.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
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  • English
Topics
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Hydropower dams
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
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This report has been jointly researched and written by Candle Light, Southern Youth and Tarkapaw Youth Group. There are no specified copyright provisions.

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This report has been jointly researched and written by Candle Light, Southern Youth and Tarkapaw Youth Group. For questions please contact: Candle Light Youth Group Phone: +95 9788722582 email: ehdohna33@gmail.com Southern Youth Phone: +95 9793958730 email: sanngwe11@gmail.com Tarkapaw Youth Group Phone: +95 9796023789 email: sayermoo22@gmail.com

Author (corporate) Candle Light Youth Group
Co-author (coorporate) Southern Youth and Tarkapaw Youth
Publication place Myanmar
Publication date 2019
Pagination 36
Keywords Tanintharyi River
Date uploaded August 15, 2019, 12:22 (UTC)
Date modified April 17, 2020, 07:52 (UTC)