time to shatter the silence 2015

Letter to SMEC

August 25, 2015

To:
Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation
No. 17 Thukhitar Road
Phwint Phyone Aung Residences
Yankin Township, Yangon
Myanmar

Ref: Submitting signatures from people of Shan State opposing the building of dams on the Salween River

To Whom It May Concern:

We are hereby submitting signatures of 23,717 people of Shan State opposed to the building of dams on the Salween River. The signatures were collected during August 2015 from townships throughout Shan State, particularly adjoining the Salween River. Those who signed were from all walks of life –farmers, workers, shopkeepers, traders, monks, Member of Parliament, students, and teachers – who want to protect our precious river, and ensure that it continues to sustain our culture, economy and environment, as it has been doing for thousands of years.

Sincerely,

People of Shan State

Contact persons:

Nang Kham Mai (+95) 09260185001
Nang Kham Naung (+95) 09428367849
Nang Kham Ying Nonk (+95) 09403717870
Nang Ying Harn Fah (+66) 0892627848
Sai Khur Hseng (+66) 0816722031 & (+95) 0931068530
Sai Hor Hseng (+66) 0629419600

Press release by Action for Shan State Rivers

Shans present 23,717 signatures against Salween dams to Australian consultants in Yangon

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Shan community representatives are today presenting 23,717 signatures opposing the building of dams on the Salween River to the Australian company Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) at their office in Yangon.