Nearly 200 megawatts (MW)of electricity from Dan Sahong Dam in Laos was linked to Cambodia’s national grid this week after the dam finished tests on four electricity generators.
There is good economic rationale why the dam planned at Luang Prabang, or others for the Mekong main stream, may not be completed.
Chansaveng Buongnong, chief of Laos’ Department of Energy Policy and Planning, recently assured the media that the latest Luang Prabang project will not affect the river’s ecosystem.
Mekong River seaweed emerges when the water level drops substantially, but this year is unusual because large patches of seaweed are visible as the water is unusually low and clear.
Three years ago, the number of stoves in the city was more than 60,000. The number has fallen to 23,000, but air quality has not improved.
The improvement did not escape the eyes of the international community, which recognised Mandalay as among the 10 most promising smart cities in the region.
In 10 days, around 25ha in two separate locations in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Trapaing Chor commune had been bulldozed, with nearly 100ha slated for unauthorised clearance.
Sad news as Nam Et-Phou Louey has been seen as a potential last refuge for beleaguered big cats in Southeast Asia.