Myanmar has made significant progress on disaster preparedness. But it’s relationship with relief agencies remains fraught – potentially putting future lives at risk.
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Asking the Mekong River what she thinks of our behavior toward her and toward ourselves.
China has a colonial agenda with Laos. It provides aid and investment, but both come at the cost of Laotian sovereignty.
The code should include three main components: confidence building measures, preventive diplomacy and dispute settlement mechanisms.
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.
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.
Loss of livelihoods and independent sources of income for women due to dam construction can disrupt gender relations within families and communities…
The various national power development plants (PDPs) do not yet adequately reflect the renewable future yet.
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.
It now seems inevitable that Myanmar will grant the deep water port and SEZ development to China, despite community concerns.