We the peoples of Myanmar, with roots in different parts of the country, may differ in ethnicity, language and faith systems, but when it comes to saving the Irrawaddy, we are of one mind.
For the Mekong River, more dams will mean less and less sediment transport to the fertile Mekong River Delta in southern Vietnam, a hub of the country’s agriculture.
When the lights literally went out in many parts of Cambodia in February and stayed off in some areas during the following months, people immediately pointed their fingers at Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Villagers in Laos displaced by the Don Sahong Dam under construction near the border with Cambodia are still going without jobs and income three years into the project despite promises from the government to help them.
Demanding that the capital’s main dumpsite be moved far from residential areas, and that standards be improved so long as it operates, as public health is being affected.
Like China before it, Vietnam has imported a whole host of dirty industries and now it is at risk becoming China’s ‘technology landfill’ if it does not select projects wisely.