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

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