Steady as she goes, says MRC’s Chief Executive, to achieve sustainable development along the Mekong.
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.
Floating villages across the surface of the Mekong River’s waterways play host to Vietnamese whose status in Cambodia is perpetually adrift
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.
Cambodian foreign minister seeks expanding the LMC model, “Onto larger sub-regional projects that can jointly form a LMC Economic Development Belt.”
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
Japan is moving to bolster its footprint in the Mekong subregion by linking the Southeast Asian mainland into a broader Indo-Pacific Strategy allied with India, the United States and Australia.
Fourteen dams have been built along the section of the Mekong River flowing through Yunnan since 1995, decimating habitats, several conservationists told Caixin.
What’s at stake when leaders from Mekong countries convene a summit early next month to reaffirm their “political commitment” to a 1995 cooperative agreement?