YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Dozens of protesters in Myanmar are on a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) march to a northern city to call for the cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project.

The $3.6 billion project along the Irrawaddy river was supposed to export about 90 percent of the electric power it generated to neighboring China, but President Thein Sein in 2011 ordered it suspended because of public protests.

Myanmart Buddhist monk and activists cross a road as they march to protest against Myitsone dam project by marching from Yangon to Kachin State Sunday, March.23, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. Holding the banner that reads "Stop the Myitsone dam project on river Ayeyarwaddy", activists wearing blue T-shirt with slogans "save the Ayeyarwaddy and "stop Myitsone dam", about 70 people march from Yangon to northen Kachin state where the controversial dam is located. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

But now, many worry construction will resume after the 2015 general elections.

Waving banners calling for permanent cancellation of the Myitsone dam, around 60 people gathered early Sunday in a suburb of the country’s main city, Yangon. They will walk along the Irrawaddy river, passing through towns and villages to raise awareness about the project.