US$7 billion over the 5 years for GMS projects in transport, tourism, energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, agribusiness, and urban development.
Their 5-year Hanoi Action Plan, with Regional Investment Framework of 226 subregion development projects worth 2 trillion baht are on the table.
The call for a moratorium on dam-building is the least risky option and only way to protect Mekong fisheries and its riparian people.
Hydroelectric dams in several countries on the mainstream of the Mekong River has seriously impacted people living along it, a forum heard last week.
NGOs along the Mekong are taking advantage of tougher environmental compliance to pressure Chinese companies.
China has set up 10-billion-yuan concessional loans, a 5-billion-U.S.-dollar special loan on production capacity cooperation and a 5-billion-U.S.-dollar preferential export buyers’ credits to support infrastructure
Due to competing investment schemes, the distance from the main centers of Thailand’s economy, and an unclear political future, SEZ’s are unlikely to live up to expectations.
The Lancang-Mekong Environmental Protection Center has been inaugurated in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future, but development and management practices continue to ignore the facts.
Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects