This ‘Dams Observatory’ tracks all hydropower dams that are larger than 15 megawatts installed capacity, and/or those with a reservoir area of 0.5km2 or larger.
Environmental rights groups have repeatedly warned that the project would have a costly impact on the Mekong fisheries and biodiversity.
if Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam take advantage of recent advances in renewable power generation and transmission technologies, they can achieve energy security
With Vietnam planning to signigicantly increase its number of coal plants over the next decade, potentially posing great risks to the environment, international experts have advised the country to work on a cleaner path forward.
An abundance of cheap power from China could stall Laos’ plans to become the “battery of Southeast Asia.”
The MRC launched two joint projects to better manage the Mekong basin resources, especially monitoring the impact of the controversial Don Sahong dam.
Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co Ltd and the Lao government yesterday met in Chiang Rai with the Network of local people who could be affected by the Pak Beng Dam.
Civic groups in Shan State lambasted a plan by the Myanmar government and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to build a hydroelectric power project in the state.
By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors.
With success at Xayaburi, CK Power Plc is negotiating with the Laos government to build another hydroelectric power project worth over US$4.5 billion.
Water management decision making is concentrated in the hands of the politically and financially powerful few, who determine how water gets allocated.