Hydropower-reliant countries will face significant negative impacts in the long-term and could see a repeat of the tragic bursting of the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy dam in Laos last July that killed dozens.
More than 60% of respondents were being treated for medical conditions like wheezing, tightness of chest, rapid breathing, eczema, high fever, skin and eye irritation and shortness of breath.
Residents living near the Cai Lon River in Hau Giang Province claim that a sugar factory located by the river has been discharging untreated effluent
Survivors of last year’s dam collapse in Attapeu, Laos are starting to see compensation from the dam’s developers. But it falls short of their needs.
Ho Chi Minh City had sunk by half a meter over the past 25 years. Over 60 percent of the southern hub has an elevation of under 1.6 meters, while the highest tide was recorded at 1.72 meters in January 2018.
The MHDA was founded in 2016 as the Hydropower Developers’ Working Group. Initially led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, with support from the Australian government.
Corruption is fueling widespread destruction of protected forests; Beng Per Sanctuary north of Phnom Penh has lost 60% of its forest