The site of the Myitsone dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin State. Photo: Oliver Slow

As Myanmar embraces China, can it reap the rewards?

  • Myanmar pulled the plug on its controversial Beijing-backed Myitsone dam project in 2011 but has since opened the floodgates to cooperation on other large-scale infrastructure
  • Now a major part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the task for officials is to win over a sceptical public, and make sure the benefits trickle down to all
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The site of the Myitsone dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin State. Photo: Oliver Slow
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U Myint

U Myint

U Myint is the director of Tun Commercial Bank and an economic adviser to the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He was formerly chief of the economic division at Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a senior economist at the United Nations, as well as chief economic adviser to former president Thein Sein