After a two-day international conference and two days of ministerial meetings, the story out of Siam Reap this week is of escalating problems, but uncertainty about actions.
As hydropower projects continue to be built along the Mekong, fishing communities living near the Tonle Sap river in Cambodia say their way of life is already changing.
MRC says Mekong River dams will cut GDP by US$28 billion, aggravate food insecurity and poverty, and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The code should include three main components: confidence building measures, preventive diplomacy and dispute settlement mechanisms.
Sustainability key as two bodies discuss future management of vital waterway.
The $US66 billion project wish list and more from the ministerial and side meetings that took place in Hanio
Steady as she goes, says MRC’s Chief Executive, to achieve sustainable development along the Mekong.
US$7 billion over the 5 years for GMS projects in transport, tourism, energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, agribusiness, and urban development.
Their 5-year Hanoi Action Plan, with Regional Investment Framework of 226 subregion development projects worth 2 trillion baht are on the table.
Floating villages across the surface of the Mekong River’s waterways play host to Vietnamese whose status in Cambodia is perpetually adrift