“In other words, to have mutually beneficial results from BRI engagement, China and Myanmar must cooperate as equal partners with respect for each other.”
Saksiri Yusuk, director of the irrigation office, said low reserved water were at the Ubon Ratana dam and the Chulabhorn dam. There was enough water for only consumption and ecosystem conservation.
Ayeyarwady dolphin conservationists said the discovery of the two newborns brings to 24 the number of dolphins recorded between Mandalay and Kyauk Myaung.
The Mekong Delta province has 46 riverine and six coastal areas that are “severe” erosion hotspots, its agriculture department warned recently.
A number of Chinese companies have received approval from the Cambodian government to build hydropower dams across the Mekong.
In the past two decades, as the effects of climate change make farming more difficult, locals have turned to another, perhaps unexpected natural resource for their livelihoods: human hair.
For the first half of 2019, the rainfall in Nam Ou basin, the biggest of the Mekong tributaries in Laos, decreased 41 percent compared to the same period in 2018 and continued to drop to 29 percent during July to September.
With saltwater intruding deep and earlier than expected, people living in the Mekong Delta face a crippling freshwater shortage.