Dammed by Burma's Generals

The Karenni Experience with hydropower Development, from Lawpita to the Salween
Karenni Development Research Group

Dammed by Burma┬┤s Generals, chronicles the impacts of the Lawpita hydropower project since the early 1960s. Promised abundant electricity and irrigation, the local population instead suffered from forced displacement, water shortages, increased militarization, human rights abuses, and thousands of landmines planted to secure the project. Most of the power was sent directly to Rangoon; still today 80% of the Karenni are without electricity.