For 9 mouths of the Mekong would flow into the South China Sea, now it’s 7 and “in the future maybe we have four or five”.
British and Australian courts long justified the denial of land titles to aboriginal Australians. It’s an old trick, but it’s not supposed to be played against millions of poor people in 2019.
Tran De Deepwater Seaport will create favorable conditions for eight out of thirteen provinces in the Mekong Delta. It will be a hub for import and export of goods in the region.
We are at a critical point for deciding the fate of the Ayeyarwady and Salween, and of all rivers worldwide. We need to fully understand and protect their value before it is too late.
The blackened sea is just the tip of the pollution iceberg for Thailand’s world-famous tourist destination that used to make Thailand proud.
Myanmar produces approximately 3,000 megawatts of hydropower at any one time. With the addition of solar, Myanmar can become one of the greenest countries in Southeast Asia.
It is Thailand, however, whose interests are unclear due to a lack of representative government.