In 2011, construction work on the Myitsone dam project in Myanmar’s restive Kachin state was halted after large protests. China is now lobbying hard for the work to resume, but local people are still not convinced they will ever see benefits.
The Thai government must suspend plans to buy electricity from the Thai-built Xayaburi dam in Lao, conservationists said Friday, as water levels along the kingdom’s section of Mekong river plummet to near-record lows.
Lao farmers have planted rice on less than half the country’s cultivable land this year because of a persistent drought in the Mekong River region.
If we are to successfully secure both the livelihoods of local people and the future of endangered species, then it is essential conservation is reconciled with development.
By enacting measures to preserve natural and heritage sites, Thailand is stepping up efforts to protect its visitor attractions and promote sustainable tourism,
Construction of hydropower plants along rivers was blocking the flow, causing water shortages for people living downstream.
Two men have been placed in pre-trial detention for “fishing using electric shock devices” in a Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin conservation zone in Kratie province.
But it’s Thailand that is breaking new, treacherous ground by becoming the first big country to get old before it’s had a chance to become prosperous.