Researchers call for big changes to hydropower and dam design to meet the challenges of climate change and social disruption.
“During my childhood, there were periods when not even one died in three years. These days, there have been as many as three deaths a year and there might be others.”
Laos has kept the true scale of the disaster under wraps because it would jeopardize dozens of other dams envisaged under its plan to be the “Battery of Southeast Asia.”
The three SEZs are projects under the BRI with the objective of promoting economic integration between the southern border of China and Myanmar as well as infrastructure development.
The agreement calls for conducting a survey and design work in preparation for upgrading the two-lane highway. The route will connect the border crossing point at Htee Kee to the SEZ via Myittar.
China is exploring new ways to cooperate over water with Mekong countries, but any agreement must address civil society and environmental concerns.
In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent
Karen people in Tanintharyi region fear project to protect 800,000-acre area will cut them off from ancestral lands
It was attended by about 150 delegates from governments, research institutions, academic groups, enterprises from the six member countries as well as relevant international organizations.