There are seven Chinese-invested hydropower plants (1,328 MW), three coal-fired power plants (515 MW) and solar power plants.
Will the delay to the Pak Beng dam in Laos on the Mekong lead to a wider review of hydropower plans on the river?
The Mekong Subregion’s key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline. How to reverse course?
China’s growing control over the Mekong is a crucial component of immobilising sovereignty in mainland Southeast Asia.
Myanmar wants to purchase about 300-400MW of power, but that will depend on the results of the feasibility study.
Myanmar has some of the lowest electricity rates in the world. However, connecting and supplying power to the millions of people who will drive Myanmar’s development is a huge endeavor.
Vietnam is imitating China in its efforts to grow economically and lags its larger neighbor only by about a decade, experts say.
New report explores how the development establishment’s embrace of Myanmar and how to break loose
One major recommendation: Topreserve the mainstems of the country’s key rivers – including the Ayeyarwady, Thanlwin and Chindwin among others