Cambodian women regularly spearhead land rights demonstrations, and in recent years some have even parlayed their newfound activism into entering the political sphere.
Community network has asked the government to investigate homes in a protected area by a group of families claiming they were granted a social land concession.
Today the Mekong’s dolphins face a new threat. The proposed Sambor Dam on the river’s mainstream in Cambodia.
Laos is going forward with Don Sarong Dam, without approval from the Mekong River Commission and in defiance of protests from NGOs and downstream countries.
The World Wildlife Fund said at least nine dolphins were born this year, but two died, a better outcome than 2016, when 11 were born with six dying.
The Ban Mom port’s development will allow it to manage the influx of regional traffic and will also help combat the illegal trafficking of goods and contraband items to and from China.
Myanmar will be hosting the eighth meeting on indigenous medicine in the Greater Mekong Basin in the coming week, according to a senior health ministry official.
Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up.
The World Bank-funded US$1.4 billion Nam Theun 2 dam in central Laos on the Mekong River was supposed to serve as showcase for a better kind of dam.
Scholars and environmentalists called for more effective management of the Mekong due to climate change and development