Our weekly News Digest curates news, commentary and resources on development, its environmental and social impacts, and the context affecting the Mekong region.
Two stories were just published illustrating some of the challenges Cambodia is facing as it pushes to modernize its railroads
Consumers and commercial enterprise are already getting in the game. It’s time for utilities to join them.
Dam benefits for Cambodia, Thai journo’s Myanmar mining troubles, Belt & Road explainers & more
The recent Pak Beng public forum illustrates regional engagement in the basin, especially about dam planning. But will the improved process translated into a more community and environmentally conscious project?
The Mekong Eye traces latest developments in one of the most controversial mining projects in Myanmar, led by a subsidiary of state-owned Chinese arms manufacturer in partnership with Myanmar’s leading military conglomerate.
MEKONG DEVELOPMENT – DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE – RESOURCES & PRESS RELEASES MEKONG DEVELOPMENT Enormous fish make one of the world’s largest migrations – National Geographic Billions of fish make an annual trek through the rivers of Southeast Asia, supporting millions of people. Yet scientists still don’t know much about them. Some of the […]
The Mekong Eye had a rare opportunity to visit the Xayaburi dam. This photo essay shows its progress.
“Hydropower development does not kill the Mekong river.” Those words are what Mr Pham Tuan Phan, MRC’s CEO, said to media on the sidelines of a stakeholder forum for the Pak Beng hydropower project . A freelance correspondent for The Mekong Eye interviewed Mr. Pham.
Will efforts to sustainably steward the Salween, Asia’s last free flowing, international river, parallel those launched a half-century ago and half a world away?
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