Irrawaddy River on World Map

The Irrawaddy River on the world map

Since the Irrawaddy Delta is one of the largest rice growing areas in the world, rice is one of the most important transport goods. Sundown at the Irrawaddy River near Mandalay in northern Myanmar / Burma. Myanmar river map with the lakes and flow paths of Myanmar's rivers. The Ayeyarwady River's course through Myanmar in Southeast Asia. Ayeyarwady River, also called Irrawaddy River, is located in Southeast Asia and is the main river in Myanmar (Burma).

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Irawaddy River

Myitsone Embankment is one kilometer below the junction of the Mali and N'Mai River in Kachin State, the spring of the Irrawaddy River. It will flood important historic and heritage places along the Mali and N'mai Hka River and what is widely known as Burma's birth place.

Situated in a location recognised as one of the world's most important bio-diversity hot spots and a globally recognised preservation area. The building was abandoned in 2011 due to concern about the impact of the contract.

China embankment that builds on Burma's domestic legacy

The Myitsone Damm was a great achievement for civic groups in Burma, China and around the world, and the Myitsone Damm was suspended until 2015 by the Myitsone Damm on September 30, 2011. It was China Power Investment's hope to construct a second Three Gorges Investment for China - this year in Burma. Myitsone, a major hydroelectric power plant on the upper reaches of the Irrawaddy River, would have shipped 90% of its power to China once it was over.

Myitsone is part of a seven-story case that is a USD 20 billion Chinese capital expenditure with China Export Import Bank financing. There are serious questions, however, about the qualitiy and autonomy of the environmental impact assessment for this huge embankment as well as concern about the relocation procedure and the project's involvement in aggravating the long-standing clash between the Kachin tribe and the MP.

There were no legislation on the environment at the moment of planing the Myitsone and much fewer studies and plans were carried out for the Myitsone than for the Three Gorges were. Whilst designers have undertaken to investigate the impact on the abundant and essential Irrawaddy River delta during the building phase of the scheme, it may not be enough to rescue the municipalities and eco-systems that are dependent on this crucial river system.

Myitsone Embankment is one kilometer below the junction of the Mali and N'Mai River in Kachin State, the spring of the Irrawaddy River. It will flood important historic and heritage places along the Mali and N'mai Hka River and what is widely known as Burma's birth place.

Situated in a location recognised as one of the world's most important bio-diversity hot spots and a globally recognised preservation area. The Irrawaddy Myitsone embankment would flood about 766 km2 of forest and cause irreparable harm to Burma's main river system and downriver paddies.

People in Burma, and Aung San Suu Kyi included, reject the embankment not only because of its impact on the environment, its expulsion and the threat to heritage but also because it is less than 100 kilometres from a large rift line, which poses a threat to the residents of the pond if an earthquake weakens the embankment or causes landslips in the area.

The Myitsone dam, if broken during an quake, would put the life of hundreds of thousand of human beings at risk by inundating the state's biggest town, Myikyina. Twelve reports on the validation of the findings of the environmental impact assessment of the China Power Investment development company were obtained in 2013.

Serious shortcomings were identified in the document, inter alia in its methodology and format, complete disregard for the time and space of the dam's impact on society and the environment, shallow analyses of the impact of the dam on fresh water biological diversity and insufficient involvement of the population.

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