With water flows shifting as new dams start their turbines, fishers, farmers and local ecosystems are suffering.
“But Vietnam, although they have talked quietly to the Lao, it has not chosen the nuclear option to carry on very publicly and condemn Laos.”
Let’s dare dream. Dream of a country that would be known for its invaluable architectural and cultural heritage as well as its wholly-organic agricultural production.
Ha Long bay, a Unesco world heritage site, is famous for its 1,969 limestone islands and floating villages.
Three parks in Thailand were designated, two in Vietnam and one in Myanmar.
China appeared to be a key factor in Vietnam’s recent decision to stop foreign investors from funding its North-South Expressway, and ruling out Chinese tech firm Huawei from its national 5G roll-out.
In the past, the travel industry could escape criticism by saying it was “none of our business.” Today, sitting on the fence is an unacceptable; must be more vocal to protect the region’s greatest asset — the river.