Report villagers living along the River of Nam Tha in Bokeo province in northern Laos have never expected that their life would been changed so much with the Chinese-built Nam Tha 1 Hydropower Plant.
The toxic haze has been engulfing the North of Thailand for over a month. Chiang Mai claims the top spot as the city with the worst air quality in the world, but the governor refuses to declare the area a natural disaster zone.
Lower Sesan II Hydropower Company pays particular attention to environmental protection, complying with all requirements.
Never before have we faced such complex, uncertain circumstances, and never has the need to come together to find ways to mitigate risks, share benefits and boost resilience been greater.
The new government should look into the matter, re-examine the current regime’s master plan and give local people more of a voice so that the proposed projects will gain local acceptance.