Activists say some of the blame for the severe water shortage in the Mekong River Basin lies with the Xayaburi hydropower dam in Laos.
Thai Foreign Minister lauds China and Laos for releasing water from the Jinghong and Xayaburi dams to help relieve the drought crisis in the Mekong Basin.
The nation is targeting an unspecified capacity of solar PV systems to be installed on households and public facilities across several of its regions. The successful projects will be jointly financed by the World Bank and the government of Myanmar.
The two will work together in building socio-economic development plans for the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre and the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and doing research on newly emerging countries in Asia.
Some 5,000 displaced villagers are still living in temporary camps in Laos in sweltering, tightly packed tin shacks, surviving on irregular allowances and thin rations from the government.
The Songkhram River, the last river with a slight semblance of natural flow and connectivity with the Mekong River, is threatened by one of the least transparent bureaucracies, the Royal Irrigation Department.