Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defenses.
In the last few months, several major port construction, expansion, and improvement projects were either completed, underway, or are being planned.
Community-based tourism is starting to become popular and the Mekong River plays an important role, but dam building could prove harmful to the sector.
Phnom Penh, once known for its French colonial villas and modernist “New Khmer Architecture,” is becoming unrecognizable.
From Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos, to Indonesia, the impacts from transborder investments were discussed at the forum organised by Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission and Forest People Programme. It ends tomorrow.
In June 2018, a leaked environmental impact assessment report on the proposed Sambor Hydropower Dam could “literally kill the [Mekong] river”.
A forum addressed the “global crisis” of killings and abuses linked to land. Several attendees were former members of Mother Nature Cambodia, an activist group heavily targeted by authorities.