Briefer: The Hatgyi Dam

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Briefer: The Hatgyi Dam

A Case of Thai Investment in Myanmar: Adverse Impacts to Salween Communities & Key Recommendations

The Hatgyi dam is a 2.6 billion dollar, 1,360 megawatt hydropower project planned for the Salween River in Karen State, Myanmar, near the Thai border. It threatens the livelihoods and food supplies of 10 million people and could displace up to 21 indigenous Karen villages.

This briefer presents key information on the Hatgyi dam, its environmental and social impacts, and the ways that impacted communities have spoken out against the project. The Hatgyi dam is backed by Thai fanciers and developers. This briefer reflects the broader context of Thai outbound investments as well as issues with the dam submitted to the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights during their official visit to Thailand in early 2018.