Ashton welcomes Myitsone Dam halt

Ashton welcomes Myitsone Dam halt

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton welcomed the decision of the Myanmar (Burma) authorities to stop developments on the Myitsone Dam project.

"We are encouraged by the news that the President of Myanmar (Burma) has decided to halt the controversial Myitsone Dam project in northern Kachin State," Ashton said.

She welcomed the readiness of Myanmar authorities "to address the ecological and economic concerns about this proj...

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