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
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

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
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
Date
2016-10-04
Comment on data source
Ta'ang Students and Youth Union. MoU with Electricité de France SA

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
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
Comment on data source
AF Consult Website

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
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
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
Date
2008-05-15
Comment on data source
The New Light of Myanmar: Shweli 2/3 Hydropower projects signed

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

Promised or received compensation

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

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

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