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The plan to dam Asia’s last free-flowing, international river
But hopes for economic development in the region remain high, particularly related to potential foreign investment in the country’s growing hydropower infrastructure, as State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi signalled to US investors at an international conference in Washington in September.
Environmental and human rights concerns
One planned project would directly impact the Salween River, which supports a biodiversity comparable to the Mekong.
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