|Project Details||The Kunlong dam is located about 7km upstream from Holi village, Kunlong township, in Norther Shan State . The hydropower project is one of the largest in Myanmar developed in a joint venture with foreign and domestic companies . |
Planned capacity amounts to 1,400 MW [1,2,4]. About 90% of the electricity produced is planned to be sold to China through the China Southern Power Grid [2,4,7,8].
According to an article in the Myanmar times , the involved companies are Gold Water Resources (China), Hanergy Holding Group (China) and Myanmar’s Asia World Group, which is involved through a partnership with Hanergy Holding Group. According to The Irrawaddy , Asia World is a Burmese conglomerate owned by US-sanctioned tycoon Steven Law.
News stated that Hydrochina Kunming Engineering carried out the feasibility study and that Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (Banca) from Myanmar and Khiti Engineering Institute from China conducted the ESIA surveys [7, see also 1].
According to SHRF , Asia World is carrying out the construction at a cost of 1.4 billion USD.
Reports say, if implemented, the project would displace 418 people from four villages in Kunlong Township, Shan State .
|Level of Investment (in USD)||1,400,000,000 USD|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||418 displaced through reservoir ; 20,000 negatively affected through the construction of access roads |
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Gold Water Resources Co. Ltd from China - joint venture partner|
Hanergy Holding Group Ltd. from China - joint venture partner
Asia World Group Myanmar from Myanmar - joint venture partner
Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited from China - consultant for feasibility studies
Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (Banca) (Banca) from Myanmar - consultant for impact assessments
Khiti Engineering Institute from China - consultant for impact assessments
|Relevant government actors||Ministry of Electric Power, Myanmar.|
Department of Hydro Power Implementation
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC)
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Shan Human Rights Foundations (SHRF), http://www.shanhumanrights.org/|
Burma Rivers Network, http://www.burmariversnetwork.org/
International Rivers, https://www.internationalrivers.org/
And many others