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  • MPE and Partners Help Dam-Affected Cambodians Build Skills to Engage in EIA Processes

    07/06/2016

    MPE supports work in communities affected by development projects because the success or failure of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) depends on meaningful participation of all key stakeholders. USAID-funded Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) in partnership with NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) trained 21 CSO and community representatives at a workshop “Monitoring EIA processes […]

  • SEZ policy proves a boon for IEAT sales

    07/05/2016

    The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) says it sold 1,750 rai of developed land in the first half and expects better sales in the second half, crediting the government’s policy to support special economic zones (SEZs).

    First-half sales were well above the target of 1,500 rai, said IEAT governor Verapong Chaiperm.

  • WB, Singapore-based fund invest in Vietnam’s hydropower

    07/05/2016

    IFC and Armstrong, with a combined stake of 36 percent, will take a 16 and 20 percent equity stake in GEC, respectively. For both it is their first investment in Vietnam’s power sector. The investment will help the company expand its hydropower portfolio and invest in other renewable energy segments, such as wind and solar power.

    Based in the Central Highland province of Pleiku, GEC joined the Thanh Thanh Cong Group in 2013. With charter capital of 715 billion VND (34 million USD), GEC was one of the largest private sector hydropower players in Vietnam, with 84.4 MW of installed capacity across 15 run-of-the-river small-scale hydro power plants.

  • Civil society, government, journalists explore transboundary impacts in dialog and webinar events

    07/04/2016

    CSOs and academics share concerns over impacts of Thai transboundary investments   MPE partner Thai Society of Environmental Journalists (TSEJ) held its latest public seminar examining transboundary investment on 13 June 2016. A panel of civil society and academic experts discussed issues around these investment flows in and out of Thailand before an audience of […]

  • Along the factory-dense rivers of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

    07/02/2016

    Much as the banks of a river play a crucial role in its ecosystem and purity, what runs along two of the Mekong Delta’s major waterways is a series of non-environmentally friendly industrial plants and factories.

    Dubbed the country’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea via a vast network of distributaries.

    Of those distributaries, the main branches of the Mekong River in Vietnam are the Hau and Tien rivers, which both play a crucial role in the region’s land and climate conditions.

    However, along the banks of these two rivers now exist a number of factories, processing plants and industrial parks.

  • Mekong Eye News Digest: 29 June 2016

    06/30/2016

    A weekly update of news, commentary and resources on Mekong development projects, investment, EIAs and other development issues. We include a balanced and representative range of news and views from local, regional and global sources. The Digest reaches around 3500 key development professionals, government officials, business leaders and journalists.

  • Data, Development and the Environment: Regional Journalists and NGOs Take on Data Journalism

    06/29/2016

    With help from Mekong Partnership from the Environment (MPE), the Mekong region now has a new team of skilled regional journalists and NGOs who can bring evidence-based environment stories to their audiences. USAID-funded MPE and Myanmar’s Phandeeyar are training journalists and local NGOs to tell compelling stories with environmental data. At the “Data, Development and the Environment: […]

  • Mekong Eye News Digest: 21 June 2016

    06/25/2016

    A weekly update of news, commentary and resources on Mekong development projects, investment, EIAs and other development issues. We include a balanced and representative range of news and views from local, regional and global sources. The Digest reaches around 3500 key development professionals, government officials, business leaders and journalists.

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