Deal #3799

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Momeik, Mongmit, Myanmar

Latitude
23.270548975579445
Longitude
96.64771356428218
Target country
Myanmar
Comment on location
Close to Mongmit Town (Momeik)

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
12060.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 12060
Comment on land area
flooded area according to NGO source

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Renewable Energy
Comment on intention of investment
Hydropower project

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Hydropower Depart- ment under the Ministry of Electric Power No 1 and Yunnan United Power Development Co Ltd of the People’s Republic of China signed Shweli 2/3 hydropower project at the ministry on 12 May.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Road construction to dam site began in 2009. Swiss AF Consult (former Colenco Power Engineering Ltd), signed an agreement of Consulting Services for Shweli 3 dam on 17 February 2010. Électricité de France SA (EDF) signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the project in December 2015. The exat role of EDF is not clearly defined in the sources. The government anounced on September 15, 2016 to continue with the Shweli Hydropower Number 3 project (2019) According to EDF the dam is still in the development phase

Contract #1

Contract date
2008-05-12

Operating company

Name of investment project
Shweli 3 Hydropower Project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
The New Light of Myanmar: Agreement of Consulting Services for Shweli (3) signed
Date
2010-02-18
Comment on data source
The New Light of Myanmar: Agreement of Consulting Services for Shweli (3) signed

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
TSYU demand immediate suspension of Shweli 3 Hydropower Project
Date
2016-10-04
Comment on data source
Ta'ang Students and Youth Union. MoU with Electricité de France SA Original article no longer accessible through the URL.

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
An analysis of China’s investment in the hydropower sector in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
Date
2012-04-01
Comment on data source
Urban, F., et al. (2012). "An analysis of China’s investment in the hydropower sector in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region." Environment, Development and Sustainability 15(2): 301-324. Shareholder information

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
Shweli 3 HPP: RCC Gravity Dam in Myanmar
Comment on data source
AF Consult Website

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Shweli Under Siege
Date
2011-11-01
Comment on data source
Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization (TSYO). 2011. Shweli under siege. Dams proceed amid war in burma

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
The New Light of Myanmar: Senior General Than Shwe inspects Yadanatheinga Bridge, Shweli-3 Hydropower, Upper Hsedawgyi project
Date
2010-04-22
Comment on data source
The New Light of Myanmar: Senior General Than Shwe inspects Yadanatheinga Bridge, Shweli-3 Hydropower, Upper Hsedawgyi project

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
The New Light of Myanmar: Shweli 2/3 Hydropower projects signed
Date
2008-05-15
Comment on data source
The New Light of Myanmar: Shweli 2/3 Hydropower projects signed

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
EDF – NO MORE DAMS IN BURMA’S CONFLICT ZONES – PULL OUT OF SHWELI 3
Date
2019-10-24
Comment on data source
Burma Campaign UK today called on French energy giant EDF to pull out of the Shweli 3 dam project in Burma, and make a commitment not to become involved in dam projects in Burma’s conflict zones.

Data source #9

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
EDF Response to Burma Campaign UK Call
Date
2019-10-31

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
200
Comment on displacement of people
according to NGO source 200 villagers were displaced in 2015

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Socio-economic
Displacement
Violence

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
no compensation

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Burma Campaign UK has called out to EDF to pull out from the project as further construction ans establishment of the dam would worsen the situation of the people. EDF has sent a response that they would be continuing the project and that they have conducted a stakeholders engagement plan to address such issues

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)
Burma Campaign UK

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Comment on crops
The Shweli-3 will have the capacity to produce 671 megawatts of power, which is enough hydro power to supply electricity to around 60,000 households.
Comment on resources
The Shwe Li project will join the Shwe Li project, which generates 600 MW of power supplying a portion of the 8,000 MW - 10,000 MW of energy needed in Myanmar by 2025-26.

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