A growing body of evidence suggests that the dam’s lead developers and builders may have caused the dam collapse through flaws in project design and efforts to cut costs in its construction.
Ministry of Environment has disseminated a booklet on a draft environment and natural resource code, and that discusses the Cambodian environmental legal network.
The pact was reached this week as China and the MRC agreed to renew their agreement on the provision of hydrological information during the flood season. The MRC Secretariat CEO Dr. An Pich Hatda and the Consul (Director-General level) of China’s Ministry of Water Resources Dr. Yu Xingjun signed the agreement in China’s capital city Beijing on 17 July in attendance of officials from both sides, as part of the CEO’s two-day official visit to Beijing. The CEO also met with senior officials from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia must find a solution to contain ecological damage already caused by 11 operational dams and another 11 to be built on the lower Mekong.
The water levels in all the Mekong river’s tributaries including Nam Oun, Nam Songkhram and Nam Kam are also very low.
Recent satellite images show a drastic lowering of the water level in the river exposing many islets and sandbars adding as it passes through the ‘Golden Triangle’.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation seized over 10,000 tons of illegal timber during four months of this fiscal year, with Sagaing Region topping the list with over 3,100 tons.