China’s economic assistance is often perceived as shrouded with ulterior motives.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Laos to attend the Fourth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
Experts are concerned that the Mekong dolphin is unlikely to survive Cambodia’s modernisation as a new dam is planned.
The guidelines are aimed to achieve the country’s goal of eliminating 7.7 million tonnes of garbage within next year.
More research concluding that the negative social and environmental consequences greatly outweigh the purported benefits.
“For nearly 10 years our coalition had participated in similar processes regarding the Xayaburi, Don Sahong and Pak Bang hydroelectric projects. We found our concerns fell on deaf ears and our opposition [had no impact].”
With the new opportunities, special economic zones (SEZs) represent a key project, connecting Thailand and nearby Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
As a major investor and primary purchaser of Lao electricity, Thailand could see US$81 billion in profits by 2040.