The Mekong River Committee plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along the river. NGOs plan to boycott the event.
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defenses.
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said China supports bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Long before Belt & Road projects were seen as sovereignty-eroding debt traps, Bangkok’s military rulers were tactfully resisting the terms and reach of Beijing’s advances.
In the last few months, several major port construction, expansion, and improvement projects were either completed, underway, or are being planned.
Community-based tourism is starting to become popular and the Mekong River plays an important role, but dam building could prove harmful to the sector.