Date: 4 October 2016
TSYU demand immediate suspension of Shweli 3 Hydropower Project
The Ta’ang Students and Youth Union (TSYU) is releasing a statement to express serious concern about the government’s announcement on September 15, 2016 to continue with the Shweli Hydropower Number 3 project in an active conflict zone in Northern Shan State. This would be one of the first hydropower projects approved by the NLD-led government. The implementation of the Shweli 3 project in a conflict area will threaten the lives of local people, prolong war, and jeopardize the peace process.