During the launch of the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023, Hun Sen said the shortages due to unprecedented low water levels in the Mekong River leading to hydropower generation dropping below local demand.
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thai Ministry of Commerce and Mekong Institute hosted the Mekong-Lancang Business Forum 2019, “Promoting Agribusiness and Investment in Processed Food Sector”.
Critical transboundary issues surrounding the Mekong river, primarily concerning equitable resource sharing arising out of uncoordinated dam building, are relatively ignored by ASEAN.
Communities in Thailand and beyond are learning to organize to demand that dam construction consider their rights.
How Climate Change, Dams, and Geopolitics Threaten a River’s Future
“We diverted some of the funds from the sale of carbon credits to new conservation projects and community development in wildlife sanctuaries and natural protected areas through [the 2020] budget.”
Businesses from China, Thailand, Korea and Japan, including those from the power and logistics sectors, have said they are keen to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi, which is near the Thai border.
Just like thousands other families in central Vietnam 20 years ago, running is the best policy. But what about those who have to stay, whose livelihoods depend heavily on Mekong Delta paddy fields or neon streets in HCM City?