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; lit. the Confluence Dam) is a large dam and hydroelectric power development project currently under construction on the Irawaddy River in Burma (Myanmar). If completed as planned in 2017, it will be the fifteenth largest hydroelectric power station in the world. The dam, planned to be 500 feet wide and 500 feet high, is being built by agents of the State Peace and Development Council and the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI). It is estimated that it will provide between 3,600 to 6,000 megawatts of electricity for Yunnan, China. - Source: Wikipedia
China's $3.6 billion gambit to finance and construct a massive hydroelectric project, the Myitsone Dam, on Myanmar's Irrawaddy River was abruptly and unilaterally suspended by the Southeast Asian state's government on Sept. 30.
China's frenzied dam-building at home and abroad is emerging as a flash point in interstate and intrastate relations in Asia. The latest case is Burma's decision to suspend work on a controversial Chinese-funded dam that has become a symbol of China's resource greed and a trigger for renewed ethnic insurgency in northern Myanmar areas.