At a water ministry conference attended by 800 people, the PM said that Thailand’s 20-year water management plan has been developed to respond to globalisation and climate change impacts.
He said both sides have also agreed on the proposed technical cooperation framework involving the Xayaburi hydropower dam in Laos.
The government in Laos’ Attapeu province has once again fallen behind on living allowance payments it promised to survivors of the country’s worst flooding in decades.
Serious environmental issues are emerging, underlying the importance of transparent and robust environmental impact assessment system the report says.
They also hope that their lawsuit will help shed some light into how the US$500 million fine has been used to clean up the environment, due to a lack of information in authoritarian Vietnam.
Myanmar has seen the world’s third worst case of deforestation, so government leaders are remain very concerned that timber from natural forests could be mistakenly allowed for export.