The MRC has no control over China’s dams nor those in Laos. China’s LMC framework seems divorced from the problems its dams are causing. So there seems every reason to hold a gloomy view of the Mekong’s future.
According to relocated villagers the houses were built by Asia World quickly using poor materials. Asia World, is a large Myanmar conglomerate founded by Lo Hsing Han, a former militia leader infamously dubbed the “Godfather of Heroin” by American officials.