No benefits will materialize. Approval was based on a 15-year-old Environmental Impact Assessment, and the situation had changed.
Around 1,200 hectares of protected forest from a commune has been illegally logged for timber and sold to businessmen from neighboring Vietnam.
Also discussed cooperation between Laos, Vietnam and Mekong countries on promoting the implementation of the master plan on water resources and energy.
Understanding the value of Myanmar’s strategic location in Southeast Asia, China and Japan are accelerating efforts to further their own grand plans.
The LMC was born from China’s unilateral dam building, but that same fact may also undermine the forum in the end.
Locals complain that the rush for development and China’s growing influence will leave them worse off.
No. Electricity of Vietnam warns that Vietnam may lack 4 billion kwh of electricity from hydraulic power in 2019, which will have to be offset by coal.