International Rivers believes that recent comments attributed in the media to the CEO of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) raise serious concerns about the role and positioning of the MRC Secretariat and the future of decision-making over hydropower development in the Mekong.
A green economy does not mean a major trade-off between growth and sustainability, Tomaso Andreatta, chairman of EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee insists.
Dialogue, transparency and foreign support could help rebuild local trust
The Mekong Delta is sinking 2.5cm every year because of ground water extraction and unreasonable planning and constructions on the surface.
B.Grimm Power Co, a unit of B.Grimm Group, plans to invest 17 billion baht in 2017-18, including for the development of hydropower in neighbouring Laos.
The last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins have stopped coming to a stretch of the Mekong river in Preah Rumkel commune due to the Don Sahong hydropower dam in nearby Laos, locals have warned.
Mining in Myanmar’s industrial zone has flooded villages with problems, leading to demands that Thai investors show accountability
The Cambodian government has signaled its commitment to the hydroelectric project, but little information has been made available.
Two members of the Regional Technical Working Group on EIA were selected to receive Women of Change Award by the U.S. Embassy in Burma, intended to recognize outstanding women in Myanmar who have made significant impacts and lasting contributions to their communities.
Myanmar is sandwiched between two very large neighbours – China and India. Relations with China are not currently cordial, especially among the Myanmar people, who retain memories of numerous undue political and economic interactions and incidents.
Experts call for the China-led development bank to lay foundations for Asia’s clean energy transition, write Liu Qing and Tang Damin
US-based Viet Ecology Foundation responds to MRC CEO recent media interview on the future of the Pak Beng dam project.