It now seems inevitable that Myanmar will grant the deep water port and SEZ development to China, despite community concerns.
Today the Mekong’s dolphins face a new threat. The proposed Sambor Dam on the river’s mainstream in Cambodia.
An inclusive & deliberative approach to addressing the Myitsone Dam dispute can showcase the govt’s commitment to genuine change.
The battle over the Mekong River has resumed, and it will end badly for one side. Despite continuous government efforts to delay, a decision will have to be made shortly.
the damage these dams will have on Vietnam is beginning to appear. As the country farthest down the watershed, Vietnam will be subject to these compounded harms. The country will suffer considerably under the proposed dams, losing as much as 27 percent of its GDP in the next 20 years as the Mekong Delta shrinks.
It’s difficult to judge the impacts of deforestation, erosion, pollutants, or to confirm or refute claims of damage caused by development without starting from a solid data baseline.
There are several reasons why China finally takes part in a cooperation framework with the lower Mekong countries. One of them is allow China to enter a ‘damage control’ diplomacy.