EGCO Group has secured US$934.5 million (Bt30.5 billion) with commercial banks in Thailand to fund the development and construction of its Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric dam.
The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights has provided three recommendations to prevent human rights violations stemming from Thai investment overseas.
Today the Mekong’s dolphins face a new threat. The proposed Sambor Dam on the river’s mainstream in Cambodia.
The World Wildlife Fund said at least nine dolphins were born this year, but two died, a better outcome than 2016, when 11 were born with six dying.
An inclusive & deliberative approach to addressing the Myitsone Dam dispute can showcase the govt’s commitment to genuine change.
The battle over the Mekong River has resumed, and it will end badly for one side. Despite continuous government efforts to delay, a decision will have to be made shortly.
The World Bank-funded US$1.4 billion Nam Theun 2 dam in central Laos on the Mekong River was supposed to serve as showcase for a better kind of dam.
Scholars and environmentalists called for more effective management of the Mekong due to climate change and development
the damage these dams will have on Vietnam is beginning to appear. As the country farthest down the watershed, Vietnam will be subject to these compounded harms. The country will suffer considerably under the proposed dams, losing as much as 27 percent of its GDP in the next 20 years as the Mekong Delta shrinks.
It’s difficult to judge the impacts of deforestation, erosion, pollutants, or to confirm or refute claims of damage caused by development without starting from a solid data baseline.
My day with the last ethnic families whose houses flooded by Lower Sesan II dam but refused to leave their homes: Reporter