More than 30 local activists Friday held a peaceful protest against the survey operation for the Mekong River Navigation Channel Improvement Project at Pha Phra in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District.
Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Xuanye (Lao) Co., Ltd/AVIC International Beijing Co., Ltd on a modern agricultural industrial park project in Laos.
Jin Liqun, the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, was in Washington, D.C., this week, on a myth-busting mission, aiming to set the record straight about his institution. The leader of the newest multilateral development bank sought to debunk what he said were misconceptions about the bank’s priorities, operations and politics.
The Mekong Eye traces latest developments in one of the most controversial mining projects in Myanmar, led by a subsidiary of state-owned Chinese arms manufacturer in partnership with Myanmar’s leading military conglomerate.
The country’s first strategic environmental review provides a chance to demand more from investors and dam builders, but is still being seen as too little, and leading to fierce resistance by marginalized communities.
CHIANG RAI’S governor has denied that the authorities attempted to block a protest against a Chinese team that is surveying the Mekong River as part of the Navigation Route Improvement project, although local residents say the order has been issued.
People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.
The cityscape of Phnom Penh resembles a work in progress. On a strip of land marking the cross-section of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, a new hotel under construction and empty plots face the centuries-old Royal Palace.
MEKONG DEVELOPMENT – DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE – RESOURCES & PRESS RELEASES MEKONG DEVELOPMENT Enormous fish make one of the world’s largest migrations – National Geographic Billions of fish make an annual trek through the rivers of Southeast Asia, supporting millions of people. Yet scientists still don’t know much about them. Some of the […]