“It’s either that the water isn’t enough or water comes too much and floods. Nothing about the Mekong is normal now,” said local village head and river watch volunteer Attapon Nakhon.
A Chinese company has signed an agreement with Lao authorities to study the prospects for development of 5,000 hectares of land in southern Laos’ Attapeu province, raising concerns among residents that investors will take more land over time, destroying local livelihoods.
Activists urge French engineering firm Razel-Bec to withdraw from military-backed dam project in Shan State
The company has partnered with a military-linked conglomerate to develop the controversial 280-megawatt hydropower dam on the Namtu river near the towns of Hsipaw and Kyaukme.
Khao Ta Pu, or Ko Ta Pu (nail island), is a 20-meter tall limestone islet and is a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park. Since 1974, when it was featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”, Ko Ta Pu has been popularly called “James Bond islet”.
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