NASA images show the extensive impact along the Sesan and Srepok Rivers resulting from Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II dam.
The whole rail project was designed to link Bangkok and northeastern Thailand with southern China through the Lao capital Vientiane across Mekong River from Nong Khai province.
It’s noted how the 288 MW Yeywa Dam project on the Namtu river — backed by Chinese, German, Swiss, and Japanese companies — has caused tension in villages down the river from Namtu township in Kyaukme district.
Between climate change and land subsidence, the Thai National Reform Council predicts that the city of Bangkok could be under water in less than 15 years.
Vietnam has made efforts to prohibit trading activities on rhino horns, meanwhile the country is also seeking measures to stop the illegal trading of tigers and control the number of tigers in private establishments.
The UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency on Wednesday called for a rosewood trade suspension against Vietnam, accusing it of accepting fake Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species permits from Cambodia.
Dr Tun Naing, deputy minister for Electricity and Energy, said the government has no plans to resume the dam project at present.
Thailand’s generals are pushing a 20-year infrastructure plan that aims to transform the country into a high value economy and logistics hub for Asean. The cornerstone project is the Eastern Economic Corridor. Will it succeed?
Unlike large-scale mining, the use of heavy machinery is not allowed in small-scale mining.