The Songkhram River, the last river with a slight semblance of natural flow and connectivity with the Mekong River, is threatened by one of the least transparent bureaucracies, the Royal Irrigation Department.
This year’s dearth of rain partly explains the sharp drop in water, dams built on the river in China and Laos must also take the blame for stopping water from flowing freely along the river.
These accusations mislead the readers and undermine the good atmosphere of sub-regional cooperation.
The Director-general of Electricite du Cambodge does not want to see the proposed Mekong River mainstream hydropower projects of Sambor and Stung Treng as part of the energy mix going forward.
Renewable energy will allow it to feed its growing demand for power in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner, while also allowing for greater autonomy over its national infrastructure.
A petition will be submitted to Chinese President Xi Jinping as river level fluctuations have affected the livelihoods of riverine communities and the cause comes from China.
For 9 mouths of the Mekong would flow into the South China Sea, now it’s 7 and “in the future maybe we have four or five”.
British and Australian courts long justified the denial of land titles to aboriginal Australians. It’s an old trick, but it’s not supposed to be played against millions of poor people in 2019.
Tran De Deepwater Seaport will create favorable conditions for eight out of thirteen provinces in the Mekong Delta. It will be a hub for import and export of goods in the region.