Given that most of these projects haven’t yet begun, the concern may seem premature. However, Myanmar’s previous experience with Chinese projects would seem to justify such worries.
The Don Sahong Dam is a run-of-the-river dam near Khone falls on the Mekong. It has an installed capacity of 260 MW.
Working group to carry out major roles, such as searching for masterminds and ringleaders behind illegal grabbing, razing, clearing, encroachment on forest land and includes issuing warrants to seize property.
Recent clampdowns by China have pushed transnational narcotics networks deeper into the lower Mekong, flooding the area with methamphetamine that has remained cheap, despite record seizures.
A new study out of Thailand shows that a decrease in the fruit-eating animals that disperse tree seeds leads to a reduction in carbon storage in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.
The recent unprecedented drought and drop of capacity factor raise questions in drought years about the benefits of hydropower along the Mekong.