As hydropower projects continue to be built along the Mekong, fishing communities living near the Tonle Sap river in Cambodia say their way of life is already changing.
MRC says Mekong River dams will cut GDP by US$28 billion, aggravate food insecurity and poverty, and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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.
The $US66 billion project wish list and more from the ministerial and side meetings that took place in Hanio
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.
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.