Myanmar pulled the plug on its controversial Beijing-backed Myitsone dam project in 2011 but has since opened the floodgates to cooperation on other large-scale infrastructure
The once-mighty Mekong river has been reduced to a thin, grubby neck of water in stretches of northern Thailand – record lows blamed on drought and a recently completed dam far upstream.
The increase in the dolphin population in the Mekong could be the result of the joint efforts of river guards from the fisheries administration, WWF-Cambodia and authorities to protect and preserve them.
Over 1,500 locals including the ethnics yesterday held the second protest over the permanent shutdown of Tikyit coal-fired power plant, Wuxi Hua Guang Co;Ltd and coal mine.
The newly-built Xayaburi dam has raised some key concerns about Lao PDR’s hydropower strategy.
For the dam’s investor and supporters, Xayaburi symbolises the “advancing partnership” among Asean members. Yet whether it will lead to “sustainability” remains a big question.
The natural growth of spirulina biomass in the once-pristine waters of Twyn Ma Lake in Kani township of Sagaing Region is declining rapidly due to pollution and development.
Lao villagers displaced by flooding from a dam breach last year still face hardship in temporary resettlement areas, with clean water hard to find and toilets unusable.
One of the most controversial articles is one that requires NGOs and associations to “maintain neutrality” toward political parties, which is feared could be used for political purposes.
Just 24 of an estimated 455 indigenous communities around the country have so far managed to receive titles despite the process having been laid out in a 2009 sub-decree, a forum heard earlier this month.