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  • AIIB President Jin Liqun: ‘We’re lean, clean and green, but not mean’


    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.

  • Myanmar’s toxic legacy of large dams


    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.

  • Governor denies bid to stop protest on Mekong blasting


    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.

  • Power to the provinces


    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.

  • Pulling the plug on power in Cambodia


    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 Eye News Digest #125: New Lao dams, fish migration, journalists bribed & more


    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 […]

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