As the IPCC readies its Special Report Global Warming at 1.5 °C, world leading scientists warn forest protection is paramount. How will the Mekong Region respond? Ask China.
Japan has changed its strategy to focus on improving openness and transparency, human capital development, capacity building and environmental protection throughout its aid to Mekong countries.
The MRC in a statement confirmed that parts of the assessment “appear to be similar to those of the Pak Beng project.”
China is willing to speed up the strategic alignment between the Belt and Road Initiative with Laos development strategies, and promote the construction of China-Laos railway and the China-Laos economic corridor.
Hoping that China’s Belt and Road Initiative will improve connectivity with its neighbor, Laos is preparing for a new wave of Chinese investment in its property sector.
Lao officials yesterday met with development partner bodies to hold a brainstorming session on ways to best assist flooding victims nationwide and estimate damages and losses caused by recent disasters across the country.
Swathes of paddy fields across the Mekong Delta in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar were inundated by the flood of water from both heavy rains and burst dams. Damaged reduced production up to 30 percent.
December 4-6, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, Inya Lake Hotel. It’s the largest annual knowledge-sharing event in the Greater Mekong.
China has dammed and now controls the flow of the Mekong River, yet omplaints about the Mekong have been muffled, in part because China has little to fear from smaller countries like Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.
The five cities comprise Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Chiang Tun in Myanmar’s Shan State, Chiang Rung in China’s Jinhong (Yunnan) and Chiang Thong in Laos’ Luang Prabang.