But the real game changer will be the Pan-Asia Railway Network, with separate routs via Vietnam and Cambodia, one through Laos and the third through Myanmar.
“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
Climate migrants are further exposing the need for Bangkok planners to come up with better methods to confine urban sprawl, cope with climate change and ensure a better deal for all.
The China-Lao high speed railway will cross the Mekong at Luang Prabang, the UNESCO-listed city in northern Laos, as part of the new trans-Asian railway network.
Ignoring cross border impacts of large infrastructure projects will spark conflict along rivers.
The findings are important: they raise questions about assumptions made in global climate change projections as well as future environmental conditions in the region.
There are seven Chinese-invested hydropower plants (1,328 MW), three coal-fired power plants (515 MW) and solar power plants.
Thailand has been swamped by waste from the west after Chinese ban on imports
Taking place July 1-3, led by Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and China’s People’s Daily.
These Mekong regional summits take place this weekend in Bangkok, and should be integrated into one body.