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MYITKYINA, MYANMAR - MARCH 12th, 2016: Sin Hwa, 60, at his new home in Aungmyinthar Village. He was forced to move here in 2011 when the Myitsone Dam project was supposed to flood the land he lived and farmed on. In this village, there is no land for cultivation, and he’s only able to do day labor jobs for income, which are inconsistent. The dam project was stalled not long after they moved, and still remains on hold. It still remains unclear whether Myanmar’s newly elected government will resume or cancel the project, which is largely unpopular in Kachin State, as it would flood large swaths of land, and the majority of electricity it would produce would be delivered to China.

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MYITKYINA, MYANMAR - MARCH 12th, 2016: Sin Hwa, 60, at his new home in Aungmyinthar Village. He was forced to move here in 2011 when the Myitsone Dam project was supposed to flood the land he lived and farmed on. In this village, there is no land for cultivation, and he’s only able to do day labor jobs for income, which are inconsistent. The dam project was stalled not long after they moved, and still remains on hold. It still remains  unclear whether Myanmar’s newly elected government will resume or cancel the project, which is largely unpopular in Kachin State, as it would flood large swaths of land, and the majority of electricity it would produce would be delivered to China.