The Mekong River Commission said Monday that its chief executive had appealed to Asian European countries for Mekong development to benefit all people.
Laos and China say the railway will serve as a key piece of infrastructure for the economic corridor between the two countries and help boost trade, investment and tourism.
Environmental groups have been warning of the risks of having so many hydropower projects. Investigators head to the south of the country, where the subject of dams remains taboo.
“The bridge is for the people. We must sacrifice ourselves for the sake of development.”
Sand mining continues in parts of Cambodia and throughout Southeast Asia. One of the places this dredging continues is in the mighty Mekong River.
A new dam planned for construction on the Mekong River in Laos is causing great concern for environmental NGOs from Thailand.