欧盟欢迎缅甸叫停密松大坝的决定 EU Welcomes Burmese Decision on Myitsone Dam

03 October, 2011

缅甸政府决定暂停修建一座有争议的水力发电大坝,欧盟加入了欢迎这一决定的行列。欧盟高级代表凯瑟琳·阿什顿的发言人说,欧盟看到缅甸领导层开始按照为民执政的承诺而行动,感到很受鼓舞。缅甸民主运动领导人昂山素季和美国也欢迎这项决定,他们说,这显示出回应普通民众希望的意愿。

但是中国敦促缅甸要保护这项工程所涉及的中国公司的利益。昂山素季的助手说,昂山素季上个星期会晤政府高级官员时讨论了有关大坝的事宜。中国和缅甸在2009年同意在伊诺瓦底江上修建这座耗资36亿美元的大坝,本来计划于2019年完工。

The European Union has added its voice to those welcoming the Burmese government's decision to suspend work on a controversial hydro-electric dam.A spokesman for EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said the EU is encouraged to see the Burmese leadership beginning to act on its promise to be a government of the people.Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the United States have also welcomed the decision, saying it shows a willingness to respond to the wishes of ordinary citizens. 

But China has urged Burma to protect the interests of Chinese companies involved in the project.Aides to Aung San Suu Kyi said the dam was discussed when she met last week with a senior government official.China and Burma agreed in 2009 to build the $ 3.6 billion dam on the Irrawaddy River, slated for completion in 2019.